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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from pompoen (pumpkin) or pompel (big, swollen) + limoes, a variant of limoen modeled after Portuguese limões (citrus, lemons). Another explanation is as gradual corruption of Portuguese pomo limões (citrus fruit).[1]

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  • Hyphenation: pom‧pel‧moes

NounEdit

pompelmoes f or m (plural pompelmoezen, diminutive pompelmoesje n)

  1. pomelo (fruit of the tree Citrus maxima)

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