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Citrullus vulgaris

Definition:

an African melon

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Usage:

species

Plural:

Citrullus vulgaris*
(* Citrullus vulgaris may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

watermelon

Synonyms:

watermelon | watermelon vine | C. vulgaris [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Watermelon | Citrullus lanatus [species]

a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind and fleshy center. Pepos are derived from an inferior ovary,... (43 of 2483 words, 17 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Watermelon

Collins Dictionary:

watermelon | Citrullus vulgaris [species, sense-specific]

an African melonwidely cultivated for its large edible fruit | the fruit of this plant, which has a hard green rind and sweet watery reddish flesh (25 of 385 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Columbia Encyclopedia:

watermelon | Citrullus vulgaris [species]

plant of the family Curcurbitaceae (gourd family) native to Africa and introduced to America by Africans transported as slaves. Watermelons are now ... (22 of 101 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0851604​.html

Merriam-Webster:

watermelon | Citrullus lanatus [species, sense-specific] | Citrullus vulgaris [synonym, species, sense-specific]

a large oblong or roundish fruit with a hard green or white rind often ... | a widely cultivated African vine of the gourd family that bears ... (26 of 70 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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

Britannica Encyclopedia:

watermelon

succulent fruit of the gourd family, native to tropical Africa but under cultivation on every continent except Antarctica. Its vines grow prostrate, ... (22 of 160 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/637498​/watermelon

Wiktionary:

watermelon | watermelons [plural] | tsamma [South African] | tsammas [South African, plural] | makataan [South African] | tsamma melon [South African]

A plant of the species Citrullus lanatus, bearing a melon-like fruit. | The fruit of the watermelon plant, having a green rind and watery flesh that is bright red when ripe and contains black pips. | [insulting, slang] An environmentalist with... (39 of 59 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/watermelon

Oxford Dictionary:

watermelon | Citrullus lanatus [species, sense-specific] | Cucurbitaceae [family, member, sense-specific]

the large melon-like fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice. | the African plant which yields ... (25 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/watermelon

New World Dictionary:

watermelon

a large, round or oblong, edible fruit with a hard, green rind and sweet, juicy, pink or red pulp containing many seeds | the widely cultivated, ... (25 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/watermelon

Macmillan British Dictionary:

watermelon [countable/uncountable] | watermelons [plural]

a large round fruit that has a hard green skin outside and is red with small black seeds inside (19 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/watermelon

Random House Dictionary:

watermelon | African grape [slang, offensive]

the large, roundish or elongated fruit of a trailing vine, "Citrullus ... | the vine itself. (15 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/watermelon

American Heritage Dictionary:

watermelon

An African vine "(Citrullus lanatus") cultivated for its large edible fruit. | The fruit of this plant, having a hard green rind and sweet watery pink ... (25 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/watermelon

Cambridge Dictionary:

watermelon

a large round or oval-shaped fruit with dark green skin, sweet watery pink flesh and a lot of black seeds (20 of 28 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/watermelon

Encarta Dictionary:

watermelon | watermelons [plural]

a large oval or round fruit with a hard green skin and sweet and juicy pink, red, or yellow flesh, usually with many black seeds | a climbing plant ... (28 of 61 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861711199​/definition​.html  [offline]

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