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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter-mel-uh n, wot-er-]
    • /ˈwɔ tərˌmɛl ən, ˈwɒt ər-/
    • /ˈwɔː.təˌmel.ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter-mel-uh n, wot-er-]
    • /ˈwɔ tərˌmɛl ən, ˈwɒt ər-/

Definitions of watermelon word

  • noun 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. 1
  • noun watermelon the vine itself. 1
  • noun watermelon The large melonlike fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice. 1
  • variable noun watermelon A watermelon is a large round fruit with green skin, pink flesh, and black seeds. 0
  • noun watermelon an African melon, Citrullus vulgaris, widely cultivated for its large edible fruit 0
  • noun watermelon the fruit of this plant, which has a hard green rind and sweet watery reddish flesh 0

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Origin of watermelon

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1605-15; water + melon

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Parts of speech for Watermelon


watermelon popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for watermelon

noun watermelon

  • fruit — any product of plant growth useful to humans or animals.
  • 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.
  • casaba — a kind of winter muskmelon having a yellow rind and sweet juicy flesh

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