wa·ter·mel·on / ˈwôtərˌmelən; ˈwä-/ • n. 1. the large melonlike fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice. 2. the widely cultivated African plant (Citrullus lanatus) that yields this fruit.
watermelon Fruit of Citrullus vulgaris, see melon.
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