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(also cantaloupe melon)
  • A small round melon of a variety with orange flesh and ribbed skin.

    ‘Good vitamin-C sources are citrus fruits, strawberries, cantaloupes, tomatoes, green and red bell peppers and broccoli.’
    • ‘Well, unlike bananas, tomatoes and peaches, cantaloupes don't ripen after they're picked.’
    • ‘Research shows that bananas, cantaloupes, cucumbers, honeydew, watermelon, and zucchini, as well as chamomile and echinacea, contain proteins in their pollen that resemble the pollen found in ragweed.’
    • ‘The cake I tried was so sweet that my gums shrank away from my teeth on the first bite, so I was happy to dig into a fresh fruit and yoghurt salad, along with slices of cantaloupe, honeydew melon and pineapple.’
    • ‘The best sources of potassium include spinach, grapefruit, cantaloupe, almonds, bananas, mushrooms, oranges, apricots and potatoes.’



/ˈkan(t)lˌōp/ /ˈkæn(t)lˌoʊp/


Late 18th century from French cantaloup, from Cantaluppi near Rome, where it was first grown in Europe after being introduced from Armenia.