The measure introduced in the House by Democratic Rep. Joe Dorman to have the watermelon declared Oklahoma's state vegetable has sparked some heated debate over what it actually is.
It seems that watermelon is a member of the cucumber and gourd families and therefore is classified as a vegetable. Some say the dictionary calls it a fruit.
"I guess it can be both, "stated Senator Don Barrington who sponsored the bill. The bill now will go to Gov. Brad Henry. Oklahoma already has the strawberry as its official fruit.