See also: Grapefruit

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A grapefruit (tree) in Enampore, Senegal
 
Grapefruit (fruit), one sliced in half

EtymologyEdit

Widely assumed to be from grape +‎ fruit, an allusion to the supposed grapelike clusters of fruit on the tree, early 19th c. Ciardi proposes another theory: one of the pummelo's botanical names is Citrus grandis, meaning "great citrus [fruit]", due to the size of its fruit. A new pummelo variety might first have been called a "greatfruit", and through the process of assimilation, the word came to be pronounced "grapefruit".

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grapefruit ‎(plural grapefruits or grapefruit)

  1. The tree of the species Citrus paradisi, a hybrid of pomelo (Citrus maxima) and sweet orange.
  2. The large spherical tart fruit produced by this tree.

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DutchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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  • Hyphenation: grape‧fruit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English grapefruit.

NounEdit

grapefruit m ‎(plural grapefruits, diminutive grapefruitje n)

  1. grapefruit (tree of the species Citrus paradisi)
  2. grapefruit (fruit produced by the tree of the species Citrus paradisi)

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