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  • (Europe) A type of melon, Cucumis melo cantaloupensis,. Also known as "true cantaloupe".
  • (US) (AU) A type of melon, Cucumis melo reticulatus , with sweet orange flesh and a rough skin resembling netting. Also known as muskmelon or rockmelon.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Can"ta*loupe (?), n. [F. cantaloup, It. cantalupo, so called from the caste of Cantalupo, in the Marca d'Ancona, in Italy, where they were first grown in Europe, from seed said to have been imported from Armenia.] A muskmelon of several varieties, having when mature, a yellowish skin, and flesh of a reddish orange color. [Written also cantaleup.]

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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