anguria (bianca)

watermelon

Piero Gillardi (1967) Woman in anguria costume

Anguria is another word for cocomero, mostly used in northern Italy. It is also used for the anguria bianca, which grows around Mantua, where it's used to make jam and mostarda. Although more like a watermelon than a pumpkin, it's also known (in an elongated native form) as the zucca di Siam, and is often used in the same way as its close cousin, the zucca cedrina.

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