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


From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    only in Num. 11:5, the translation of the Hebrew abattihim, the
    LXX. and Vulgate pepones, Arabic britikh. Of this plant there
    are various kinds, the Egyptian melon, the Cucumus chate, which
    has been called "the queen of cucumbers;" the water melon, the
    Cucurbita citrullus; and the common or flesh melon, the Cucumus
    melo. "A traveller in the East who recollects the intense
    gratitude which a gift of a slice of melon inspired while
    journeying over the hot and dry plains, will readily comprehend
    the regret with which the Hebrews in the Arabian desert looked
    back upon the melons of Egypt" (Kitto).