Definition of winter melon in English:

winter melon

Syllabification: win·ter mel·on


A variety of muskmelon with a sweet, edible flesh that requires a long growing season and ripens in late autumn, making it available in many supermarkets during the winter.
More example sentences
  • Make soup from cabbage, yam, winter melon and lentils.
  • You might check local Asian markets for winter melon and other vegetable seed.
  • It is often referred to in a Chinese context as a winter melon or, in a variety which has little hairs on the surface, fuzzy melon.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌōlēˈajənəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily