pamplemousse

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch pompelmoes.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɑ̃.plə.mus/
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NounEdit

pamplemousse m (plural pamplemousses)

  1. (botany, France) pomelo
  2. grapefruit

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Usage notesEdit

Careful or scientific writing may make a distinction between pamplemousse, used for the pomelo (Citrus maxima), and pomélo for its hybrid the grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi). However, in many places pamplemousse is the normal word in common and commercial usage for the grapefruit, particularly where the pomelo is unfamiliar.

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