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Definition of melon
1the large round fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with sweet pulpy flesh and many seeds. 2the Old World plant that yields the melon.
- Cucumis melo subsp. melo, family Cucurbitaceae: many varieties
3 Zoology a mass of waxy material in the head of dolphins and other toothed whales, thought to focus acoustic signals. 4a large profit, especially a stock dividend, to be divided among a number of people:you can just see them sitting around the room cutting up the melon in advance