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Old 08-08-2008, 09:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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From the wikipedia articles on melons:
Melon is a term used for various members of the Cucurbitaceae family with fleshy fruit. Melon can refer to either the plant or the fruit, which is a false berry. Many different cultivars have been produced, particularly of muskmelons. The plant grows as a vine. (Melon - Wikipedia)

Muskmelon (Cucumis melo) is a species of melon that has been developed into many cultivated varieties. These include smooth skinned varietes, such as honeydew, and different netted cultivars known as cantaloupes (Muskmelon - Wikipedia).
Here's a pictorial guide to several melon types:
Cook's Thesaurus: Melons
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