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MELONS

mel´unz ( אבטּחים 'ăbhaṭṭı̄ḥı̄m ; compare Arabic battikh , the "water melon"; πέπονες pépones ): In Numbers 11:5 , the melon is referred to as common in Egypt, and there can be no doubt that the variety indicated is the watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris ) which is indigenous in tropical Africa. It has been cultivated in Egypt since the earliest times.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Melons'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. http://www.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=5877. 1915.