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Meaning of "spanspek" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPANSPEK

Possibly from Afrikaans: literally, Spanish bacon.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPANSPEK

spanspek  [ˈspɑnˌspek] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPANSPEK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spanspek 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 SPANSPEK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

spanspek

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe (also canteloupe, cantaloup, muskmelon (India), mushmelon, muskmelon, rockmelon, sweet melon, Persian melon, spanspek (South Africa), or Garma گرما) refers to a variety of Cucumis melo, a species in the family Cucurbitaceae. Cantaloupes range in size from 500 g to 5 kg (1 to 10 lb). Originally, cantaloupe referred only to the non-netted, orange-fleshed melons of Europe. However, in more recent usage, it has come to mean any orange-fleshed melon (C. melo). Cantaloupe is the most popular variety of melon in the United States.

Definition of spanspek in the English dictionary

The definition of spanspek in the dictionary is a sweet rough-skinned melon; a cantaloupe: family Cucurbitaceae.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPANSPEK


kenspeck
ˈkenˌspek
spek
spek

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPANSPEK

spank
spanker
spanking
spankingly
spanless
spanned
spanner
spanner in the works
spanner wrench
spanning
spanokopita
spansule
spanworm
spar
spar buoy
sparable
sparagrass
sparaxis
spare
spare bedroom

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPANSPEK

cheek
creek
geek
Greek
Hayek
kopek
leek
lek
meek
nek
Osijek
peek
Pishpek
seek
sleek
trek
tupek
turn the other cheek
Uzbek
week

Synonyms and antonyms of spanspek in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «spanspek» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPANSPEK

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

Translator English - Chinese

spanspek
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Spanspek
570 millions of speakers

English

spanspek
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

spanspek
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

spanspek
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

spanspek
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

spanspek
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

spanspek
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

spanspek
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Spanspek
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

spanspek
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

spanspek
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

spanspek
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spanspek
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

spanspek
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

spanspek
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पॅनएपीक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

spanspek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spanspek
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spanspek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

spanspek
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spanspek
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

spanspek
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spanspek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spanspek
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spanspek
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spanspek

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPANSPEK»

The term «spanspek» is used very little and occupies the 186.124 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPANSPEK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «spanspek» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «spanspek» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPANSPEK»

Discover the use of spanspek in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spanspek and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Reading Without Limits: Teaching Strategies to Build ...
Based on this definition, would spanspek make a good breakfast food? Not sure? Then look at an alternative definition. A spanspek is a rough-skinned cantaloupe native to South Africa. Now can you easily answer the question? By connecting ...
Maddie Witter, 2013
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Where the Lion Roars: An 1890 African Colonial Cookery Book
Pare the spanspek thinly, cut it into pieces, remove the seeds, and lay it one night in lime water. ... Take as much sugar as the fruit weighs, make clear syrup of it with water, then put in the spanspek, and boil slowly until it is transparent and the  ...
A. R. Barnes, David Saffery, 2006
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Beste Sa Braai Resepte
... van Heerden, Christa Kirstein. Linfc ïiií rcgi: Soelsuur worteh, Koohlaai. Spanspek-en-kaasslaai, Spinasie-en-avokadopeerslaai en Aartappehlaai met appel tn spekvleis Romerige aartapyek en sampioene (agler) en Patat-en- vrugtepotjie ...
Christa Kirstein, Willie van Heerden, Christa Kirstein, 1996
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Fabulous Food
CHILLED SPANSPEK soup It's slightly spicy, slightly sweet, most unusual and quite delicious. Make it in the hot summer months when spanspeks (sweet melons) are at their peak. 30 ml (2Tbsp) oil 5 ml (1 tsp) butter 1 medium onion, chopped ...
Lynn Bedford Hall, 2007
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Gardening with Keith Kirsten
With muskmelons or spanspek the netting on the skin is more pronounced, the colour changes from dark green to grey-green and finally to yellowish green and the fruit smells delicious. On watermelons there is a small tendril where the fruit ...
Keith Kirsten, 2001
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50 Dekadente Melkskommel Resepte:
Spanspek Lemoen Melkskommel Bestanddele 500 ml vanieljeroomys 250 ml vars spanspek (geskil, ontpit en gesny) 125 ml lemoensap 100 melk 3 ml vanielje ekstrak 25 ml heuning Geklopte room vir garnering Vars skywe lemoen Spanspek ...
Brenda Van Niekerk, 2013
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Four Seasons
Dressing. This summery salad is very quick and easy to prepare. The combination of peppery rocket, sweet spanspek and salty ham is heavenly – perfect for a light lunch. Mango Bread with Crunchy Brown Sugar Topping Halve about five ...
Marita Pieterse, 2006
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Return to Corriebush: Stories and Recipes
Mushroom Mountains 23 Starter Spreads & Snacks 24 Mini Cucumber Cheesecakes with Avocado 26 Tomato Tartlets with Olives, Pesto & Pecorino 27 Asparagus with a Choice of Dressings 28 Chilled Spanspek Soup 29 Aromatic Dhal Soup ...
Lynn Bedford Hall, 2005
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Lost Crops of Africa:: Volume III: Fruits
malange (name also used for pumpkin) Malawi: kayimbe (Ch), mpombe (Y), luwimbe (Ng) Malay: blewek Philippines: katimon Spanish: melón South Africa: spanspek Sudan: agur, ajur, fagus, senat-tibish, shammam (Ar) Tanzania: mageye ...
Development, Security, and Cooperation, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council, 2008
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Of Diamonds and Dentistry
The haversacks were filledto capacity; we hadjust bought bread, cheese and some cold meat for lunch and now afrigging spanspek. There was no wayitcould be done, even if Peggycould manage the bread and cheese etc.And I could ...
Dr. Brian La Trobe, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPANSPEK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spanspek is used in the context of the following news items.
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Arts Consortium remodel improves Visalia Art District
... nonprofits such as the Visalia Opera Company, the Urbanists Collective and the recently adopted Spanspek , an annual music and art festival in Orosi. «Visalia Times-Delta, May 15»
2
Art runs in the family
So far some of her art class paintings were displayed at Spanspek, a local event in Orosi. "I think I'm shy with my stuff," Karina said. "If not for my art and ceramics ... «Dinuba Sentinel, Jan 15»
3
Lose 3 kg in 3 weeks
Pawpaw, watermelon, spanspek (1 portion = ½ cup) Pineapple (1 portion = 2 slices) Dried Prunes, dates (1 portion = 3) Apple rings (1 portion = 4) Other Fruit ... «YOU.co.za, Jan 15»
4
Top 10 foods to lower cholesterol
Foods rich in beta-carotene include all dark yellow fruits (apricots, yellow peaches, spanspek and mango) and vegetables (pumpkin, sweet potatoes, butternut, ... «Health24, May 14»
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Tasty, on the cheap - recipes
For the rest, keep a sharp eye out for bargains: at my local greengrocer last week English cucumbers, plums and spanspek were cheap, and tomatoes, green ... «Independent Online, Jan 14»
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Eating naartjies in the bioscope: a little guide to South African English
(Spanspek, the Afrikaans word for "cantaloupe" that all South Africans use, is literally translated as "Spanish bacon", allegedly because a 19th-century Cape ... «The Guardian, Jul 13»
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BOOK REVIEW: At the Fireside
... South Africa's Spanish Lady, who brought the word spanspek to our vocabulary; and there are the Australian divas and drama queens who appear in Early ... «BDlive, Jul 13»
8
Falling for Swellendam's charms
For Mom this was an unforgettable experience, as she had the opportunity to try such exotic-sounding dishes as Tunisian green soup, spanspek and springbok, ... «Independent Online, Jun 13»
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How healthy food can make you sick
Fruit: Bananas, grapefruit, blueberries, grapes, honeydew melons, kiwifruit, lemons, limes, mandarin, oranges, pawpaw, naartjie, raspberries, spanspek, ... «Independent Online, May 13»
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Smart foods to boost your brain power
... spanspek) or vegetables (carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin or butternut) daily to provide beta-carotene which improves immunity and is responsible for normal ... «Health24.com, Oct 12»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Spanspek [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/spanspek>. Oct 2021 ».
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