Etymology
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cantaloupe (n.)

also cantaloup, small, round type of melon, 1739, from French, from Italian, from Cantalupo, name of a former Papal summer estate near Rome, where the melons first were grown in Europe after their introduction (supposedly from Armenia). The place name seems to be "singing wolf" and might refer to a spot where wolves gathered, but this might be folk etymology.

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Definitions of cantaloupe

cantaloupe (n.)
a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh;
Synonyms: cantaloup / cantaloupe vine / cantaloup vine / Cucumis melo cantalupensis
cantaloupe (n.)
the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh;
Synonyms: cantaloup
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