melon


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Synonyms for melon

any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh

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But melons are not very nutritious, and when we had satisfied our thirst with their pulpy substance, and put a stock to cool by the simple process of cutting them in two and setting them end on in the hot sun to grow cold by evaporation, we began to feel exceedingly hungry.
That night we went on again with the moon, carrying as many melons as we could with us.
Struggled on all day, but found no more melons, having evidently passed out of their district.
In the melon bed, on the end nearest the wall, where the sun strikes nearly all day.
Rikki-tikki heard them going up the path from the stables, and he raced for the end of the melon patch near the wall.
But I noticed some strawberries growing in one of the gardens, and some melons in another place.
I soon chose a fine melon out of those which remained, but could find no knife to cut it with.
Wherefore," he concluded, "we shall slay you as soon as the melons are cultivated.
When I found a particularly promising variety of weed growing elsewhere than among my melons, I forthwith dug it up and transplanted it among my charges.
I split the melons with an old corn-knife, and we lifted out the hearts and ate them with the juice trickling through our fingers.
There's where it is, what I abominate, Senor Samson," said Sancho here; "my master will attack a hundred armed men as a greedy boy would half a dozen melons.
The fruit somewhat resembles in magnitude and general appearance one of our citron melons of ordinary size; but, unlike the citron, it has no sectional lines drawn along the outside.
The market people crowd the marketplace with their baskets of figs, dates, melons, apricots, etc.
And huge, golden melons of the papaia, ready for the eating, globuled directly from the slender- trunked trees not one-tenth the girth of the fruits they bore.
In this part I found different fruits, and particularly I found melons upon the ground, in great abundance, and grapes upon the trees.