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