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The strength that I have comes from irrigating the citrus plantation, ploughing in the vineyard, guarding the melon fields at night. I believe that's what gave me the strength.
Ariel Sharon

Meaning of "melon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MELON

Via Old French from Late Latin mēlo, shortened form of mēlopepō, from Greek mēlopepōn, from mēlon apple + pepōn gourd.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MELON

melon  [ˈmɛlən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MELON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Melon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MELON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

melon

Melon

A melon is any of various plants of the family Cucurbitaceae with edible, fleshy fruit. The word "melon" can refer to either the plant or specifically to the fruit. Many different cultivars have been produced, particularly of muskmelons. Although the melon is a botanical fruit, some varieties may be considered culinary vegetables rather than fruits. The word melon derives from Latin melopepo, which is the latinization of the Greek μηλοπέπων, meaning "melon", itself a compound of μῆλον, "apple" + πέπων, amongst others "a kind of gourd or melon".

Definition of melon in the English dictionary

The definition of melon in the dictionary is the fruit of any of these plants, which has a hard rind and juicy flesh.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MELON


Alan
ˈælən
Allen
ˈælən
Babylon
ˈbæbɪlən
belon
ˈbɛlən
colon
ˈkəʊlən
Dylan
ˈdɪlən
fallen
ˈfɔːlən
felon
ˈfɛlən
fluellen
flʊˈɛlən
gallon
ˈɡælən
Magellan
məˈɡɛlən
matfelon
ˈmætˌfɛlən
McKellen
məˈkɛlən
muskmelon
ˈmʌskˌmɛlən
paddymelon
ˈpædɪˌmɛlən
pademelon
ˈpædɪˌmɛlən
stolen
ˈstəʊlən
Venezuelan
ˌvɛnɪˈzweɪlən
watermelon
ˈwɔːtəˌmɛlən
Westfalen
vɛstˈfaːlən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MELON

melodiously
melodiousness
melodise
melodiser
melodist
melodize
melodizer
melodrama
melodramatic
melodramatically
melodramatise
melodramatist
melodramatize
melody
meloid
melomania
melomaniac
melomanic
melon baller
melongene

WORDS THAT END LIKE MELON

cannelon
citron melon
cut a melon
echelon
enfelon
Esdraelon
honeydew melon
mamelon
Miquelon
myelon
Ogen melon
pelon
Persian melon
rock melon
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
winter melon

Synonyms and antonyms of melon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «melon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MELON

Find out the translation of melon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of melon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «melon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

melón
570 millions of speakers

English

melon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खरबूज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شُمَّامٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дыня
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

melão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তরমুজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

melon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Melon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Melone
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

メロン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

멜론
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Melon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quả dưa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முலாம்பழம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खरबूज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kavun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

melone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

melon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

диня
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pepene galben
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πεπόνι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

waatlemoen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

melon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

melon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of melon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MELON»

The term «melon» is very widely used and occupies the 15.962 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MELON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about melon

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QUOTES WITH «MELON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word melon.
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Ariel Sharon
The strength that I have comes from irrigating the citrus plantation, ploughing in the vineyard, guarding the melon fields at night. I believe that's what gave me the strength.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MELON»

Discover the use of melon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to melon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
. Catrow's full-bleed pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, awash in ripe colors and animated by slapstick exaggeration, radiate a winningly eccentric elegance." (Publishers Weekly) "The text is fast and funny, and Molly Lou is a fetching ...
Patty Lovell, 2011
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Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon
Molly Lou Melon's grandma taught her to be happy with herself no matter what, but that's not all she learned.
Patty Lovell, 2012
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Skinny Melon and Me
Cherry keeps a diary about her parents' divorce, her new stepfather Roland Butter who draws rebuses for her, and the coming stepbrother or stepsister.
Jean Ure, 2001
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Twisting My Melon - Shaun Ryder: The Autobiography
If you've got to be told by someone, then it's got to be me,' sang Shaun Ryder on the Happy Mondays' first album.
Shaun Ryder, 2011
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Bitter Melon
With the encouragement of one of her teachers, a Chinese American high school senior asserts herself against her demanding, old-school mother and carves out an identity for herself in late 1980s San Francisco.
Cara Chow, 2012
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Ants on the Melon: A Collection of Poems
Technically brilliant, using strict, classical prosody, yet entirely modern in sensibility, Virginia Adair's poetry will play a central role in the ongoing American poetry renaissance. From the Hardcover edition.
Virginia Adair, 2009
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Star-Melon Seeds
Perform this script about aliens who search the solar system to find a planet with a suitable atmosphere to plant their star-melon seeds.
Stephen Cosgrove, http://www.benchmarkeducation.com?option=com_becproduct&o=0&Itemid=707&prod=11395, 2004
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The Natural Soap Chef: Making Luxurious Delights from ...
Provides instructions for making all-natural, gentle soaps that cleanse and soothe skin utilizing an old-fashioned cold process using lye and oil that can be customized with scents and herbs into signature, personal creations.
Heidi Barto, 2012
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Waltah Melon: Local-Kine Hero
Afraid to talk to Honey Dew, Waltah Melon takes the advice of Blane Sugarcane and tries to get her attention by surfing, mountain climbing, and hang gliding.
Carmen Geshell, 2004
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Bitter Melon: Nature's Anti-Diabetic
The benefits and potency of Bitter Melon have been known to Asian, South American and African cultures for centuries, but only now is the therapeutic potential of this herb being fully unraveled to those of us in the Western World, wherein ...
W. G. Goreja, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MELON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term melon is used in the context of the following news items.
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A rich Korean-influenced burger paired with refreshing melon
This burger is an umami bomb. The ssamjang adds a layer of salty, savory and nutty flavors that make the burger rich and decadent. «Colorado Springs Gazette, Jul 15»
2
Melon season starts in Ukraine - FreshPlaza
According to experts, the melon season began around two weeks later than last year, due to wet weather. To date, the producers are releasing ... «FreshPlaza, Jul 15»
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QUICK FIX: Melon and Crispy Prosciutto Salad | Slowe Cooking
Arrange half of prosciutto on a paper towel-lined microwave-safe plate; cover with a paper towel. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until crisp. «Tuscaloosa Magazine, Jul 15»
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"Brokers cause melon and watermelon prices to plunge" - FreshPlaza
"Brokers cause melon and watermelon prices to plunge". The Coordinator of Organizations of Growers and Ranchers (COAG) has denounced ... «FreshPlaza, Jul 15»
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Costa Rica: Rainforest Alliance certifies first ever melon farm …
A group of melon farms in Costa Rica have become the first in the world to obtain Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) certification from the ... «Fresh Fruit Portal, Jul 15»
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13 summer recipes that use your melon
Take one bite of melon salad with mint, feta, and fiery harissa, or a sip of perfectly puckersome watermelonade and you'll be a convert. «The Week Magazine, Jul 15»
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Spanish team discovers great plasticity of melon genome
A team of Spanish researchers have made the first complete analysis of the genome of seven varieties of melon, providing important new ... «FreshPlaza, Jul 15»
8
Fair victories are sweet for melon-loving siblings
In this photo taken July 9, Sendoff Myers (right), 9, of Hurlock, competes against Courtney Carneal, 11, of Caroline, in the watermelon eating ... «Martinsville Bulletin, Jul 15»
9
Melon salad makes most of olive oil
AFTER our recent story on olive oil killing cancer cells, Connexion reader Colin Brierley has sent in a melon, cucumber and feta salad that has added spice with ... «The Connexion, Jul 15»
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The real Melon man: Damon and Blur give the freshest – and …
image WITH a melon on his head and a massive smile Damon Albarn emphasised the new era for his eponymous britpop band Blur. «Olive Press, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Melon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/melon>. Aug 2019 ».
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