Citron melon


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Citron melon A small variety of muskmelon with sugary greenish flesh.
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In literature:

It was spicy sherry; and we drank out of the halves of fresh citron melons.
"Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas" by Herman Melville
Planted near the latter, they utterly ruin them, making them more citron than melon.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The fruit, sometimes called monkey-bread, is about the size of a citron melon.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
Preserved citron-melon will be still better for this purpose than the dry candied citron.
"Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book" by Eliza Leslie