Definition of charentais in English:

charentais

(also charentais melon)

noun

  • A melon of a small variety with a pale green rind and orange flesh.

    • ‘While this tastes just as good with a green-fleshed melon such as galia, it looks better if you use an orange-fleshed variety such as charentais.’
    • ‘The salad is also good with ordinary melon such as galia or charentais.’
    • ‘The markets also sell a lot of fruit and vegetables which are grown on the island itself - wonderful charentais melons, delicious potatoes and strawberries.’

Origin

French, literally from the Charentes region.

Pronunciation:

charentais

/ˈʃarənteɪ/