pomelo

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See also: pomélo

English[edit]

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

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Etymology[edit]

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 [script needed] (pampa limāsu, 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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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. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (by extension, loosely) The family of hybrids derived from this tree, particularly the grapefruit.
    Synonym: grapefruit

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  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

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

pomelo m (plural pomelos)

  1. grapefruit

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English pomelo, from Dutch pompelmoes

Noun[edit]

pomelo m (plural pomelos)

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

Spanish[edit]

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Borrowed from English pomelo, from Dutch pompelmoes

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pomelo m (plural pomelos)

  1. pomelo
  2. grapefruit

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