A large and egg-shaped melon with a ribbed green skin and a pale green flesh. Its flavor is succulent and sweet, much like that of a crenshaw melon. Spanish melons are available from early July to November. See also melon.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.