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Watermelons
Watermelons are a squash, related to squashes, cucumbers and pumpkins. That technically makes them a vegetable, though we of course treat them as fruit.

They grow on the ground on a vine between 10 and 15 feet (3 to 4.5 metres) long along the ground. Though we mostly think of watermelons as red inside, some are yellow. Seeds can be white, brown, black, red, green or speckled.

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Cocktails
A Cocktail is a mixed alcoholic beverage.

Almost any mixed drink with alcohol in it is now classed as a Cocktail. It can be warm or cold, sweet or dry, and be served in the morning, afternoon or evening.

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