Pomelo meaning

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The edible yellow fruit of this tree.
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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.
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A tree which produces pomelos, Citrus maxima.
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(now chiefly US and South Africa) A grapefruit.
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A large yellow citrus fruit native to southeastern Asia and Malaysia. It has a sweet flesh and is about 25 centimeters in diameter.
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Origin of pomelo

  • Probably alteration of pompelmous

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

  • 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