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Cantelope vs. Cantaloupe: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 12, 2024
"Cantelope" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "cantaloupe," a type of melon with orange flesh and a netted rind.

Which is correct: Cantelope or Cantaloupe

How to spell Cantaloupe?

Cantelope is Incorrect

Cantaloupe is Correct


Key Differences

Note the "ou" combination is like in "group," helping you to remember it's not "elo."
Remember the "u" as in "You can eat it."
Think "can-ta-loupe" as in "can tap loop," emphasizing the "a" in the middle to avoid "e."
Think of "aloupe" as a single unit to remember it's not "elope."
Recall the phrase "Can't elope," and change the "t" to "ta-loupe" for a silly but effective mnemonic.

Correct usage of Cantaloupe

I love eating fresh cantelope in the summer.
I love eating fresh cantaloupe in the summer.
He thought the cantelope was too ripe to eat.
He thought the cantaloupe was too ripe to eat.
The recipe calls for one cup of diced cantelope.
The recipe calls for one cup of diced cantaloupe.
She added chunks of cantelope to the fruit salad.
She added chunks of cantaloupe to the fruit salad.
Can you buy a cantelope on your way home?
Can you buy a cantaloupe on your way home?

Cantaloupe Definitions

A fruit belonging to the melon family, with orange flesh and a net-like rind.
I ate cantaloupe for breakfast.
The taste or flavor derived from this fruit.
The smoothie has a cantaloupe twist.
The plant that produces this specific type of melon.
The cantaloupe vine is flowering.
A color descriptor for a shade resembling cantaloupe's interior.
The room was painted in a cantaloupe hue.
A variety of melon (Cucumis melo) having a tan rind with netlike ridges and sweet fragrant orange flesh.
Any of several other similar melons.
A melon of species Cucumis melo subsp. melo with sweet orange flesh, with numerous cultivars in several cultivar groups.
Smooth-skinned, also known as true cantaloupe, found in the Middle East and also grown in Europe.
Having a rough skin resembling netting; also known as muskmelon or rockmelon.
An orange colour, like that of cantaloupe flesh.
A muskmelon of several varieties, having when mature, a yellowish skin, and flesh of a reddish orange color.
A variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh
The fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh
Used metaphorically to describe something that's sweet but also complex.
Her novel was a cantaloupe of emotions.

Cantaloupe Sentences

My favorite breakfast is cantaloupe with yogurt.
We grew cantaloupe in our garden this year.
The cantaloupe was perfectly sweet and juicy.
She makes a delicious smoothie with cantaloupe and strawberries.
The market sells the freshest cantaloupe during summer.
Cutting cantaloupe into cubes makes it easier to eat.
Adding cantaloupe to a salad gives it a sweet flavor.
The chef used cantaloupe in a creative dessert recipe.
A ripe cantaloupe should feel firm and smell sweet at the stem end.
Cantaloupe is a good source of vitamin C.
I like to chill the cantaloupe before serving it.
He carved the cantaloupe into decorative balls for the party.
Cantaloupe pairs well with prosciutto for a savory snack.
Freeze cantaloupe pieces for a refreshing summer treat.
Cantaloupe juice is a healthy, hydrating drink.
The cantaloupe vine has spread across the entire garden bed.
He used a melon baller to scoop out the cantaloupe.
You can tell a cantaloupe is ripe by its fragrance.
We had a cantaloupe eating contest at the picnic.
Blend cantaloupe with lime for a tangy sorbet.
A cold cantaloupe soup is refreshing on a hot day.
She sprinkled some mint leaves over the cantaloupe for extra flavor.
I learned to pick the best cantaloupe from my grandmother.

Cantaloupe Idioms & Phrases

A slice of cantaloupe

A part of something that is good or desirable.
Winning the game felt like getting a slice of cantaloupe on a hot day.

Sweet as a cantaloupe

Something or someone that is very sweet or pleasant.
Her grandma's homemade pie was as sweet as a cantaloupe.


Which vowel is used before cantaloupe?

Vowels like 'a' or 'the' can precede it depending on the sentence.

What is the root word of cantaloupe?

Derived from the Latin 'cantalupensis,' related to Cantalupo.

What is the pronunciation of cantaloupe?


Why is it called cantaloupe?

Named after Cantalupo, a papal estate near Rome where it was cultivated.

What is the plural form of cantaloupe?


What is the singular form of cantaloupe?


What is the verb form of cantaloupe?

There is no verb form of cantaloupe.

Which conjunction is used with cantaloupe?

"And," as in "cantaloupe and honeydew."

Is cantaloupe a countable noun?

Yes, you can have one cantaloupe or several cantaloupes.

Is the cantaloupe term a metaphor?

Not inherently, though it can be used metaphorically.

Which preposition is used with cantaloupe?

"Of," as in "slices of cantaloupe."

Which article is used with cantaloupe?

"The" or "a," depending on context.

Is cantaloupe an abstract noun?


Is cantaloupe a collective noun?


How do we divide cantaloupe into syllables?


What is the stressed syllable in cantaloupe?

First syllable: "Can."

Is cantaloupe an adverb?


What part of speech is cantaloupe?

Mainly a noun.

Which determiner is used with cantaloupe?

"The," "a," "some," depending on context.

What is the third form of cantaloupe?


Is cantaloupe a noun or adjective?

Primarily a noun, but can be used as an adjective to describe color or flavor.

How many syllables are in cantaloupe?

Three syllables.

What is the opposite of cantaloupe?

There's no direct opposite; could be "non-cantaloupe."

What is the second form of cantaloupe?


How is cantaloupe used in a sentence?

"She cut the cantaloupe into small pieces."

Is cantaloupe a negative or positive word?

Neutral, though often considered positive when discussing its flavor or nutritional value.

Is cantaloupe a vowel or consonant?

Starts with a consonant (C).

Is the word cantaloupe imperative?


What is another term for cantaloupe?

Musk melon, though not an exact synonym.

What is the first form of cantaloupe?

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