pomelo

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See also: pomélo

English[edit]

pomelos (1)

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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. (by extension) The family of hybrids derived from this tree, particularly the grapefruit.
    Synonym: grapefruit

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References[edit]

  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.

French[edit]

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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]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English pomelo, from Dutch pompelmoes

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Noun[edit]

pomelo m (plural pomelos)

  1. pomelo
  2. grapefruit

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