Melon de roche

Fresh Green Melon or Cantaloupe fruit on its tree, organic fruit growing in greenhouse

Cucumis melo var. cantalupo

Synonymes :
Rockmelon (Wiktionary)



rock +‎ melon



rockmelon (plural rockmelons)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand) A type of melon, Cucumis melo var. reticulatus, with sweet orange flesh and a rough skin resembling netting.
    • 1998, FAO, Pesticide Residues in Food, 1998, Evaluations: Part 1: Residues, Volume 1, page 459,
      Australia reported trials on cucumbers, zucchini, rockmelons and watermelons. [] Twenty-four rockmelons were dipped, followed by 24 cucumbers. The dimethoate dip solution was analysed before and after the dippings and contained 409 mg/l and 404 mg/l respectively. Four samples each of rockmelon and cucumber were taken 0, 3 and 7 days
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