• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Musk-melon the juicy edible fruit of a trailing herb (Cucumis melo), or the plant
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. musc—L. muscus, Gr. moschos—Pers. musk—Sans. mushka, a testicle.


In literature:

During the whole summer, we have plenty of musk melons.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
Take very young oval shaped musk-melons.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
Florida produces oranges, peaches, plums, a species of cocoa-nut, and musk and water-melons in abundance.
"An Englishman's Travels in America" by John Benwell
About two o'clock, P.M., we cut some of the water and musk-melons presented by Dr. Wharton, and found them delicious.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Purchasing a quantity of water and musk-melons, we re-embarked and pursued our voyage.
"What I Saw in California" by Edwin Bryant
They have also a variety of fruits, such as musk-melons and very large cucumbers.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VI" by Robert Kerr
Musk-melons should be picked for mangoes, when they are green and hard.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
A young man was brought to see me who was specialising in musk melons.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
Neither did any of us find it of hard digestion, for we did not eat like Adamites, but as modest men would eat of musk-melons.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
The rock or musk-melons, are not common.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
He was willing enough to stay there, because there was a patch, of musk melons just over the fence.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
There were both watermelons and musk-melons.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
We had some papaias, which grow on trees; the fruit tastes like a musk-melon, and pies made of them are very much like squash-pies.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
Musk Melon, Luscious Gem, fine flavor, best known.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
Bread and butter and cold ham were flanked with cookies, pie, and musk melons.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
Thus the earth's shell resembles a musk-melon with the inside cleaned out.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
In the centre of the table was a high glass dish filled with a musk-melon & surrounded with flowers.
"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Grapes, water melons, and musk melons also thrive in the valley, and large quantities of each are grown.
"Canada West 1914" by Unknown
Musk-melons are served in slices with sugar, or with salt and pepper, according to taste.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot
Very recently some one brought me a single musk-melon.
"King-Errant" by Flora Annie Steel

In news:

It has yielded an expectedly good run of cantaloupes and musk melons.
Cantaloupe and musk melons are part of the Cucumis melo family, which also includes honeydew melons and Crenshaws.