Watermelon

Definition of Watermelon

Wa´ter`mel`on
n.1.(Bot.) The very large ovoid or roundish fruit of a cucurbitaceous plant (Citrullus vulgaris) of many varieties; also, the plant itself. The fruit sometimes weighs many pounds; its pulp is usually pink in color, and full of a sweet watery juice. It is a native of tropical Africa, but is now cultivated in many countries. See Illust. of Melon.

Related Words

Citrullus, Citrullus vulgaris, genus Citrullus, melon, melon vine, watermelon vine
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