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A type of oval muskmelon; with a green 'marbled' skin. It's named after the castle of Cantalupo, in Italy, where this Armenian melon was first cultivated in Europe at the country seat of a 16th century Pope outside Rome.

The orange flesh is particularly fragrant. See 'Melon'

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