• IPA: /ˈmɛlən/


  1. (countable) Any of various plants of the family Cucurbitaceae grown for food, generally not including the cucumber.
    1. Genus Cucumis, various musk melons, including the honeydew and the cantaloupes, and the horned melon.
    2. Genus Citrullus, the watermelon and others
    3. Genus Benincasa, a winter melon
    4. Genus Momordica, the bitter melon
  2. (uncountable) The fruit of such plants.
  3. (uncountable) A light pinkish orange colour, like that of some melon flesh.
  4. (usually, in the plural, slang) Breasts.
    • 2013, K. L. Brady, Got a Right to Be Wrong (page 107)
      “Wait a minute.” I said. “James with another woman? Mommy, that doesn't even sound right?” “It's true. I caught him squeezing her melons.”
  5. (countable, slang) The head.
  6. (countable, Australia, New Zealand, derogatory) A member of the Green Party, or similar environmental group.
  7. (countable) A mass of adipose tissue found in the forehead of all toothed whales, used to focus and modulate vocalizations.
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  1. Of a light pinkish orange colour, like that of melon flesh.

melon (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) The result of heptazine being polymerized with the tri-s-triazine units linked through an amine (NH) link.

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