Definition of watermelon in English:

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watermelon

Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtəmɛlən/

noun

1The large melon-like fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice.
Example sentences
  • Where available raccoons may also eat peaches, plums, figs, citrus fruits, watermelons, beech nuts, and walnuts.
  • The fertile soil of the valleys produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including citrus, sugarcane, watermelons, bananas, yams, and beans.
  • As we tuck into a colourful platter of fresh pineapple, watermelon, kiwi fruit, pears and bananas on the veranda, she cooks up sausages, bacon and pancakes.
2The African plant which yields watermelons.
  • Citrullus lanatus, family Cucurbitaceae.
Example sentences
  • The virus comes in two forms - one causes disease in cucurbits (cucumbers, watermelons, etc) and is already prevalent in Rarotonga, while the other affects both papaya and cucurbits.

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