Wassermelone

Wassermelone

Citrullus lanatus

Synonyme:
Kalahari
Watermelon (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From the 1610s, a compound of water +‎ melon.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɔːtəˌmɛlən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɔtəɹˌmɛlən/

Noun

watermelon (countable and uncountable, plural watermelons)

  1. A plant of the species Citrullus lanatus, bearing a melon-like fruit.
  2. The fruit of the watermelon plant, having a green rind and watery flesh that is typically bright red when ripe and contains black pips.
  3. (derogatory, slang) An environmentalist with socialist leanings (from the similarity to the fruit, being green on the outside, and red (Communist) on the inside).
  4. A pinkish-red colour
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