One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small melon with pale green flesh and an orange skin ribbed with green.
- ‘The Ogen, named for the Israeli kibbutz where it was developed, has a yellow skin with green stripes rather than fissures, and green flesh.’
- ‘In 1992 I managed a fair crop of Ogen melons in my well-placed cold greenhouse.’
1960s: from the name of a kibbutz in Israel.
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