Definition of Charentais in English:

Charentais

(also Charentais melon)

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

French, literally from the Charentes region.

Pronunciation:

Charentais

/ˌSHärənˈtā/