cantaloupe, n. [F. cantaloup, It. cantalupo, so called from the caste of Cantalupo, in the Marca d'Ancona, in Italy, where they were first grown in Europe, from seed said to have been imported from Armenia.].
A muskmelon of several varieties, having when mature, a yellowish skin, and flesh of a reddish orange color. [1913 Webster]