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Definition of Watermelon

Watermelon: A fruit of African origin that is, in reality, a vegetable related to cucumbers and squash. Watermelon is 92% water and 8% sugar. It is rich in lypocene, an antioxidant that gives it its characteristic color. It is fat free.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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