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    What do you call this ftuit? It's a kind of melon in our place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    What do you call this ftuit? It's a kind of melon in our place.
    It looks like a type of cantaloupe melon to me.

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    Not a teacher!

    On the linked page the Latin name is given as Cucumis melo L. This is a casaba melon. It is a melon within the melo species which are also known as muskmelons. Here are the sources of my great wisdom:

    HS625/MV092: Melon, Casaba ? Cucumis melo L. (Inodorus group)

    Muskmelon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Kharboze Mashhadi! ;)

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    Thank you all, yes the scientific name is "cucumis melo" as it is written under my picture I linked above. But I want you native people to tell me if you go to a supermarket or I don't know a fruit shop and you want to buy such thing, what word would you use? Since it is not probably a common fruit there, so you may call it melon or a long melon in the market.

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    Supermarkets, shops and market stalls have all their fruit on display – labelled and priced. Just put it in your basket or point to what you want.

    If it's not on the shelves there's no point asking for it — they haven't got it.

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Supermarkets, shops and market stalls have all their fruit on display – labelled and priced. Just put it in your basket or point to what you want.

    If it's not on the shelves there's no point asking for it — they haven't got it.

    Rover
    Thank you master! Such a great offer! What a big chance I missed before considering such an effort to learn the language. Your way should have been pretty much easier. No matter what the way is, the result is the melon!

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