Definition for MEL'ON

MEL'ON, n. [Fr. from L. melo; Sp. melon; It. mellone, melon; Gr. μελον, an apple; D. meloen; G. melone; Dan. and Sw. melon; Slav. mlun. This word has the elements of mellow, L. mollis, W. mall.]

The name of certain plants and their fruit, as the water-melon, the musk-melon.

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