American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Are common in the East, but do not differ particularly form ours. Watermelons grow luxuriantly in Palestine, even in dry and sandy soil. They are a delicious fruit in a hot climate, and were among the articles of food for which the Hebrews pined in the desert, Numbers 11:5 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Melons'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/m/melons.html. 1859.