Your Grandmother's Cherokee

Preserving the Cherokee language, one word at a time.

Gvgisdi - Watermelon

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Native to Africa, this fruit (Citrullis lanatus) has spread around the world. It was cultivated by ancient Egyptians more than three thousand years ago, and watermelon seeds were found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen.

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