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cassaba

Definition:

melon having yellowish rind and whitish flesh

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

cassabas

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Kassaba, former name of Turgutlu, Turkey
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

New World Dictionary:

casaba | cassaba

a type of winter melon with a hard, yellow rind and sweet, usually white flesh (15 of 30 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/casaba

Collins Dictionary:

cassaba | casaba

a variant spelling of "casaba" | a kind of winter muskmelon having a yellow rind and sweet juicy flesh (18 of 272 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cassaba

Wikipedia:

Cassaba [disambiguation]

located in Turkey | an alternate spelling of casaba, a fruit (10 of 61 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cassaba

Oxford Dictionary:

casaba | cassaba

Syllabification: (ca·sa·ba) | [North American] | a winter melon of a variety with a wrinkled yellow rind and sweet flesh. (18 of 56 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/casaba

American Heritage Dictionary:

casaba

A variety of winter melon ("Cucumis melo" variety "Inodorus") having a yellow rind and sweet, whitish flesh. (17 of 31 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

casaba | cassaba | casaba melon [synonym]

a variety of the winter melon, "Cucumis melo inodorus", having a wrinkled, yellow rind and sweet, juicy, greenish flesh. (19 of 28 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/casaba

Wiktionary:

cassava | cassavas [plural] | yuca | cassaba [sense-specific] | cassada [sense-specific] | Manihot esculenta [species, sense-specific]

manioc, the source of tapioca. | Tapioca, a starchy pulp made with the roots of this tropical plant. (17 of 20 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cassava

Columbia Encyclopedia:

melon | casaba melon | honeydew melon | muskmelon

fruit of "Cucumis melo", a plant of the family Curcurbitaceae (gourd family) native to Asia and now cultivated extensively in warm regions. There are ... (24 of 91 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0832602​.html

Merriam-Webster:

casaba

any of several winter melons with usually yellow rind and sweet white, yellow, or orange flesh (16 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/casaba

Encarta Dictionary:

casaba | casabas [plural] | Cucumis meloinodorus [Latin]

a winter melon, similar to the honeydew and cantaloupe, with whitish flesh. (12 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595233​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

cassaba | casaba

Origin: from Kassaba, former name of Turgutlu, Turkey

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cassaba

Online Etymology:

casaba

First use: 1889

Origin: Kasaba, old name of Turgutlu, in Aegean Turkey, whence the melons were imported to United States The old name is literally "the town".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=casaba

Oxford Dictionary:

casaba [North American] | casabas

First use: early 20th century

Origin: named after Kasaba (now Turgutlu) in Turkey, from which the melons were first exported

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/casaba

New World Dictionary:

casaba

Origin: after Kasaba, former name of Turgutlu, Turkey, whence the melon came

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/casaba

American Heritage Dictionary:

casaba

Origin: After Kasaba (Turgutlu), a city of western Turkey.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/casaba

Wiktionary:

casaba | casabas [plural]

Origin: Turkish Kasaba, a town in Turkey, now Turgutlu.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/casaba

Merriam-Webster:

casaba

First use: 1887

Origin: Kasaba (now Turgutlu), Turkey

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/casaba

Encarta Dictionary:

casaba | casabas [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: After Kasaba (now Turgutlu), Turkey

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595233​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

cassaba

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "cassaba"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "cassaba"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "cassaba" by speech synthesizer

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casaba

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "casaba"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "casaba"

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YourDictionary Audio:

cassaba

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cassaba" by speech synthesizer

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casaba

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "casaba" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

casaba | cassaba

Audio: British English pronunciation of "casaba"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/casaba

Google Dictionary:

casaba | casabas [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "casaba"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

casaba

Audio: North American pronunciation of "casaba"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=casaba​01 word=casaba

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