- Cucumis melo cantalupensis
- cantaloupe vine
- cantaloup vine
- rock melon
Other Word Forms of Cantaloupe
Origin of Cantaloupe
French cantaloup from Italian cantalupo (after Cantalupo , a former papal villa near Rome where it was first cultivated in Europe after introduction from Armenia)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Italian Cantalupo (a place name), after a former Papal summer estate near Rome, where the melons were first grown after being introduced to Europe.
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