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rockmelon

Ripe rockmelon

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rockmelon

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  1. (Australia) A type of melon, Cucumis melo reticulatus, with sweet orange flesh and a rough skin resembling netting. Also known as cantaloupe.

Usage notes

In Australia, this fruit (C. m. reticulatus) is known as rockmelon in Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales, but as a rockmelon or cantaloupe in Victoria. (One of relatively few regional variations in terminology within Australia other than from commercial brands).

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