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Name melon
Base price 10 zm
Nutrition 100
Turns to eat 1
Weight 5
Conduct vegan

The melon is a kind of comestible in NetHack.


It is considered vegan food, and gives 100 nutrition when eaten. Thrown melons will "splat" and be wasted.[1]


The melon shares the same color glyph with the corpse of Medusa, which has an outside chance of resulting in YASD if the two are confused.

Encyclopaedia entry

"What is it, Umbopa, son of a fool?" I shouted in Zulu.
"It is food and water, Macumazahn," and again he waved the
green thing.
Then I saw what he had got. It was a melon. We had hit upon
a patch of wild melons, thousands of them, and dead ripe.
"Melons!" I yelled to Good, who was next me; and in another
second he had his false teeth fixed in one.
I think we ate about six each before we had done, and, poor
fruit as they were, I doubt if I ever thought anything nicer.

[ King Solomon's Mines, by H. Rider Haggard ]


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