Pomelo Definition

pŭm-
pomelos, pomelo
noun
pomelos
Webster's New World
A tropical Southeast Asian tree (Citrus maxima) closely related to the grapefruit and having very large round fruit with a thick rind and coarse-grained pulp.
American Heritage
The edible yellow fruit of this tree.
American Heritage

(now chiefly US and South Africa) A grapefruit.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Pomelo

Noun

Singular:
pomelo
Plural:
pomelos

Origin of Pomelo

  • Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of Dutch pampelmoes (“shaddock"); alternatively, perhaps an alteration of a compound of the obsolete pome (“apple") + melon, or an alteration of a compound of their cognates (forms such as pomello and pomolo suggest the influence of pome or its cognates, but the hypothesised compound of pome + melon (mutatis mutandis) is unattested).

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably alteration of pompelmous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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