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EnglishEdit

 
pomelos, Citrus maxima (1)
 
grapefruits, Citrus paradisi (3)

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EtymologyEdit

Of uncertain etymology, though possibly a variant of earlier pampelmoes,[1] from French, Dutch, Portuguese sources ultimately equivalent to "thick lemon"[2] or transcribing the Tamil பம்பளிமாசு (pampaḷimācu, big citrus). Alternatively, possibly from pome (apple) + melon or some cognate; though such a compound is currently unattested, some early variant spellings seem to show influence from pome.[1]

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NounEdit

pomelo (plural pomelos or pomeloes)

  1. The large fruit of the Citrus maxima (syn. C. grandis), native to South Asia and Southeast Asia, with a thick green or yellow rind, a thick white pith, and semi-sweet translucent pale flesh.
    Synonyms: jabong (India), pampelmoes (South Africa), shaddock (chiefly Caribbean), Chinese grapefruit
  2. The tree which produces this fruit.
  3. (by extension, US, Caribbean, historical, loosely) Any of the citrus hybrids derived from this tree, particularly the grapefruit.
    Synonym: grapefruit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 pomelo, n.”, in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ pampelmoes, n.”, in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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pomelo m (plural pomelos)

  1. Alternative spelling of pomélo

GalicianEdit

NounEdit

pomelo m (plural pomelos)

  1. grapefruit

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English pomelo, from Dutch pompelmoes

NounEdit

pomelo m (plural pomelos)

  1. pomelo (large citric fruit native to southeast Asia)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English pomelo, from Dutch pompelmoes

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NounEdit

pomelo m (plural pomelos)

  1. pomelo
  2. grapefruit

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