Meaning of cucamelon in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkjuːkəmɛlən/


(also cucumelon)
  • 1A salad vegetable that resembles a very small watermelon but tastes like a slightly sour cucumber.

    • ‘the cucamelons were quite a unique experience, reminding me of gherkins in texture’
  • 2The climbing plant of the gourd family that yields cucamelons, native to Central America.

    Melothria scabra, family Cucurbitaceae


1980s from cucumber and melon.