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Explanation: I think you'll find it's acually a variety of fruit :-)
But seriously though, McGraw-Hill and Google both draw a blank on this one. I reckon this is a typo. I mean who whould spend all that time developing a flame-retardant chemical and then call it "melon"???
Philip Ronan United Kingdom Local time: 07:42 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 170