pomelo

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English[edit]

pomelos

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Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of Dutch pompelmoes; 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 is unattested).[1]

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Noun[edit]

pomelo ‎(plural pomelos or pomeloes)

  1. A large yellow citrus fruit native to southeastern Asia and Malaysia. It has a sweet flesh and is about 25 centimeters in diameter.
  2. A tree which produces pomelos, Citrus maxima.[1]
  3. (now chiefly US and South Africa) A grapefruit.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 pomelo, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision, June 2008)
  2. ^ pomelo” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

pomelo m ‎(plural pomelos)

  1. Alternative spelling of pomélo

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

pomelo m ‎(plural pomelos)

  1. grapefruit

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English pomelo, from Dutch pompelmous

Noun[edit]

pomelo m (plural pomelos)

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

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English pomelo, from Dutch pompelmous

Noun[edit]

pomelo m ‎(plural pomelos)

  1. pomelo
  2. grapefruit

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