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Meaning of "watermelon" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WATERMELON

watermelon  [ˈwɔːtəˌmɛlən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WATERMELON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Watermelon 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 WATERMELON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

watermelon

Watermelon

Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind and fleshy center. Pepos are derived from an inferior ovary, and are characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon – although not in the genus Cucumis – has a smooth exterior rind and a juicy, sweet interior flesh.

Definition of watermelon in the English dictionary

The definition of watermelon in the dictionary is an African melon, Citrullus vulgaris, widely cultivated for its large edible fruit. Other definition of watermelon is the fruit of this plant, which has a hard green rind and sweet watery reddish flesh.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WATERMELON


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
melon
ˈmɛlən
muskmelon
ˈmʌskˌmɛlən
paddymelon
ˈpædɪˌmɛlən
pademelon
ˈpædɪˌmɛlən
stolen
ˈstəʊlən
Venezuelan
ˌvɛnɪˈzweɪlən
Westfalen
vɛstˈfaːlən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WATERMELON

waterless
waterlessness
waterline
waterlog
waterlogged
waterlogging
Waterloo
waterman
watermanship
watermark
watermen
watermill
waterpox
waterproof
waterproofed
waterproofer
waterproofing
waterproofness
waterquake
waters

WORDS THAT END LIKE WATERMELON

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 watermelon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «watermelon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WATERMELON

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

Translator English - Chinese

西瓜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sandía
570 millions of speakers

English

watermelon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तरबूज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَطِّيخَ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

арбуз
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

melancia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তরমুজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pastèque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tembikai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wassermelone
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スイカ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수박
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Watermelon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dưa hấu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தர்பூசணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टरबूज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karpuz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

anguria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

arbuz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кавун
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pepene verde
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καρπούζι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

waatlemoen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vattenmelon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vannmelon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of watermelon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WATERMELON»

The term «watermelon» is very widely used and occupies the 16.735 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WATERMELON» OVER TIME

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

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4 QUOTES WITH «WATERMELON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word watermelon.
1
Roberto Benigni
For me, Fellini was like a watermelon. It is there. A watermelon cannot die.
2
Nell Newman
I grew up shopping from farm stands. Dad taught me how to smell a good cantaloupe and thump a watermelon for ripeness.
3
John Steinbeck
So in our pride we ordered for breakfast an omelet, toast and coffee and what has just arrived is a tomato salad with onions, a dish of pickles, a big slice of watermelon and two bottles of cream soda.
4
Natalia Tena
I've had watermelon hair where I had pink with green tips. From the age of 13 to about 19 or 20, I never had my real hair color.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WATERMELON»

Discover the use of watermelon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to watermelon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
In Watermelon Sugar
Rejecting the violence and hate of the old gang at the Forgotten Works, they lead gentle lives in watermelon sugar. Brautigan expresses the mood of a new generation.
Richard Brautigan, 2002
2
Watermelon Day
Young Jesse waits all summer for her watermelon to ripen.
Kathi Appelt, 1996
3
The Enormous Watermelon
Storybook characters try to pull up a large watermelon; (a variation on The Giant turnip folktale)
‎2009
4
Watermelon
February the fifteenth is a very special day for me.
Marian Keyes, 2009
5
One Watermelon Seed
Max and Josephine plant one watermelon seed, two pumpkins, three eggplants, four peppers, five tomatoes, six blueberry bushes, seven strawberry plants, eight beans, nine potatoes, and ten corn seeds in their garden.
Celia Lottridge, 2012
6
Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle
Here are modern poems chosen for their individual excellence and their special appeal to young people. Exciting photographs accent the contemporary tone of the collection.
Stephen Dunning, 1967
7
A Yellow Watermelon:
Ted M. Dunagan. A Yellow wAtermelon A Yellow Watermelon a novel by Ted M. Dunagan NewSouth Front Cover.
Ted M. Dunagan, 2014
8
Watermelon
Introduces young readers to the life cycle of a watermelon.
Julie Murray, 2007
9
Carving Watermelon Sculptures
The goal of Emotional Waves is to encourage the reader to explore their surrounding elements, matter and meet a physical relationship with nature and the beauty exhibited in its many details.
Lonnie T. Lynch, 2008
10
Watermelon Wishes
When Grandpap teaches Charlie how to plant watermelon seeds in the spring, Charlie hopes they’ll grow a "Wishing Watermelon.
Lisa Moser, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WATERMELON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term watermelon is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Maryland man killed after argument while picking watermelons
A Maryland man was killed Monday on the Eastern Shore, apparently after an argument broke out while he was picking watermelons, the state police said. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
2
Mississippi lawmaker's watermelon giveaway was racist, challenger …
A shopper looks at bananas behind a display of small watermelons selling for $19.59 at the main general store in Barrow, Alaska, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. «Washington Times, Jul 15»
3
Man shatters glass table while trying to slice watermelon with sword
When needing to slice a watermelon, this man came up with the brainy idea to ... However, he failed to realise that he was about to cut the watermelon over a ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
4
Saving The Sweetest Watermelon The South Has Ever Known
The most luscious watermelon the Deep South has ever produced was once so coveted, 19th-century growers used poison or electrocuting wires to thwart ... «NPR, May 15»
5
Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas! Ole, Cinco De Mayo!
Cinco De Mayo is the perfect time to gather friends and family to celebrate all the things we love about a fiesta: colorful decorations, margaritas, tacos, salsa ... «Patch.com, May 15»
6
Here's What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum Into a …
... performs strange and potentially dangerous experiments in the name of science, decided to pour molten aluminum directly into a hollowed-out watermelon. «TIME, Apr 15»
7
Lily Allen Debuts Watermelon-Colored Hair Signaling That Spring …
She dyed her hair blonde. Now, however, Allen has shocked us again but in her usual, eccentric manner: Allen's new watermelon hair color is much more in line ... «Bustle, Apr 15»
8
Food for Thought: Watermelon is the perfect smoothie ingredient
For years, health professionals have touted the many benefits found in nature — especially in fruits such as watermelon. Whether you need to flush out toxins or ... «Stockton Record, Mar 15»
9
Jacqueline Woodson Responds to Racist Watermelon Joke
Jacqueline Woodson, the National Book Award winner for the young adult memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, addressed in a recent op-ed the racist watermelon joke ... «TIME, Nov 14»
10
Lewis Hamilton celebrated F1 world title by drinking watermelon juice
Lewis Hamilton celebrated F1 world title by drinking watermelon juice. • 'I don't really drink and it takes me days to recover' • Mercedes champion says 'It hasn't ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»

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