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A melon is ony o various plants o the faimily Cucurbitaceae wi edible, fleshy fruit. The wird "melon" can refer tae either the plant or specifically tae the fruit. Mony different cultivars hae been producit, pairticularly o muskmelons.

Awtho the melon is a botanical fruit (specifically, a berry), some varieties mey be considered vegetables rather than fruits. The wird melon derives frae Laitin melopepo,[1] which is the laitinization o the Greek μηλοπέπων (mēlopepon), meanin "melon",[2] itsel a compoond o μῆλον (mēlon), "aiple"[3] + πέπων (pepōn), amangst ithers "a kynd o gourd or melon".[4]

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  1. Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short (1879). "melopepo". A Latin Dictionary. Oxford University Press.
  2. Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott (1925). "μηλοπέπων,". A Greek-English Lexicon (ninth ed.). Oxford University Press.
  3. Liddell et al, "μῆλον"
  4. Liddell et al, "πέπων"