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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-sah-buh]
    • /kəˈsɑ bə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-sah-buh]
    • /kəˈsɑ bə/

Definitions of casabas word

  • noun casabas a variety of the winter melon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a wrinkled, yellow rind and sweet, juicy, greenish flesh. 1
  • noun casabas plural of casaba. 0

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Origin of casabas

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
1885-90, Americanism; named after Kassaba (now Turgutlu), town near Izmir, Turkey, which exported it

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casabas popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for casabas

noun casabas

  • cantaloupe — A cantaloupe is a type of melon.
  • gourd — the hard-shelled fruit of any of various plants, especially those of Lagenaria siceraria (white-flowered gourd or bottle gourd) whose dried shell is used for bowls and other utensils, and Cucurbita pepo (yellow-flowered gourd) used ornamentally. Compare gourd family.
  • papaya — the large, yellow, melonlike fruit of a tropical American shrub or small tree, Carica papaya, eaten raw or cooked.
  • watermelon — the large, roundish or elongated fruit of a trailing vine, Citrullus lanata, of the gourd family, having a hard, green rind and a sweet, juicy, usually pink or red pulp.
  • musk — a substance secreted in a glandular sac under the skin of the abdomen of the male musk deer, having a strong odor, and used in perfumery.

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