Main definitions of paddymelon in English

: paddymelon1paddymelon2

paddymelon1

noun

Australian
  • A plant of the gourd family, especially a trailing or climbing annual that has become naturalized in inland Australia.

    Several species in the family Cucurbitaceae, in particular Cucumis myriocarpus, which has bristly melon-like fruits and is native to Africa

    • ‘Paddymelons, which look like small round watermelons, are often found beside outback roads.’
    • ‘Paddy melon or bitter apple [Cucumis myriocarpus Naudin] is also a summer annual, but differs from dudaim melon by having deeply lobed leaves and round fruits 2-3 cm wide covered with weak prickles.’

Origin

Late 19th century: probably by erroneous association with paddymelon.

Pronunciation

paddymelon

/ˈpadɪˌmɛlən/

Main definitions of paddymelon in English

: paddymelon1paddymelon2

paddymelon2

noun

Pronunciation

paddymelon

/ˈpadɪˌmɛlən/