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  Dictionary Definition of melon

melon
noun
1. the fruit of any of various members of the family Cucurbitaceae as the paddy melon, Cucumis myriocarpus.
2. Colloquial a head.
3. Colloquial a stupid person; fool.
4. cut a melon, US Colloquial to declare a large extra dividend to shareholders.
[ME, from OF, from LL melo, from Greek melopépon apple-like gourd]