Other Word Forms of Melon
Origin of Melon
Old French melon, from Medieval Latin melonem, from Latin melopeponem (“type of pumpkin"), from Ancient Greek μηλοπέπων (mÄ“lopepōn), from μῆλον (mÄ“lon, “apple") + πέπων (pepōn, “ripe").
Middle English from Old French from Late Latin mēlō mēlōn- short for Latin mēlopepō from Greek mēlopepōn mēlon apple pepōn gourd
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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