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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mel·on /ˈmɛlən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mel·on n.
 1. Bot. The juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon, and citron melon; also, the plant that produces the fruit.
 2. Zool. A large, ornamental, marine, univalve shell of the genus Melo.
 Melon beetle Zool., a small leaf beetle (Diabrotiea vittata), which damages the leaves of melon vines.
 Melon cactus, Melon thistle. (a) Bot. A genus of cactaceous plants (Melocactus) having a fleshy and usually globose stem with the surface divided into spiny longitudinal ridges, and bearing at the top a prickly and woolly crown in which the small pink flowers are half concealed.  Melocactus communis, from the West Indies, is often cultivated, and sometimes called Turk's cap. (b) The related genus Mamillaria, in which the stem is tubercled rather than ribbed, and the flowers sometimes large. See Illust. under Cactus.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard
           rind and sweet juicy flesh
      2: any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including:
         muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers [syn: melon