Melon vs Gourd - What's the difference?

melon | gourd |

As nouns the difference between melon and gourd

is that melon is melon while gourd is any of the trailing or climbing vines producing fruit with a hard rind or shell, from the genera lagenaria'' and ''cucurbita (in cucurbitaceae).

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(wikipedia melon)

Etymology 1

(etyl) melon, from .


  • (countable) Any of various plants of the family Cucurbitaceae grown for food, generally not including the cucumber.
  • # Genus Cucurbita , various musk melons, including the honeydew and the cantaloupes, and the horned melon.
  • # Genus , the watermelon and others
  • # Genus Benincasa , a winter melon
  • # Genus , the bitter melon
  • (uncountable) The fruit of such plants.
  • (uncountable) A light pinkish orange colour, like that of some melon flesh.
  • (in the plural, slang) Breasts.
  • * 2013 , K. L. Brady, Got a Right to Be Wrong (page 107)
  • “Wait a minute.” I said. “James with another woman? Mommy, that doesn't even sound right?” “It's true. I caught him squeezing her melons .”
  • (countable, slang) The head.
  • (countable, Australia, New Zealand, derogatory) A member of the Green Party, or similar environmental group.
  • (countable) A mass of adipose tissue found in the forehead of all toothed whales, used to focus and modulate vocalizations.
  • Adjective

  • Of a light pinkish orange colour, like that of melon flesh.
  • Derived terms
    * * melon beetle * melon cactus * * melon thistle * * * * * * *

    See also

    * calabash * cantaloupe * casaba * crenshaw * melinite * spanspek *

    Etymology 2


  • (chemistry) The result of heptazine being polymerized with the tri-s-triazine units linked through an amine (NH) link.
  • Anagrams

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    (wikipedia gourd)


    (en noun)
  • Any of the trailing or climbing vines producing fruit with a hard rind or shell, from the genera Lagenaria'' and ''Cucurbita (in Cucurbitaceae).
  • A hard-shelled fruit from a plant in Lagenaria'' or ''Cucurbita .
  • The dried and hardened shell of such fruit, made into a drinking vessel, bowl, spoon, or other objects designed for use or decoration.
  • (obsolete) Any of the climbing or trailing plants from the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes watermelon, pumpkins, and cucumbers.
  • (informal) loaded dice.
  • (slang) Head.
  • I got so stoned last night. I was out of my gourd .

    Derived terms

    * gourdful

    See also

    * basket * bucket * calabash * calabaza