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grapefruit

[greyp-froot] /ˈgreɪpˌfrut/
noun
1.
a large, roundish, yellow-skinned, edible citrus fruit having a juicy, acid pulp.
2.
the tropical or semitropical tree, Citrus paradisi, yielding this fruit.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; grape + fruit, apparently from the resemblance of its clusters to those of grapes
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British Dictionary definitions for grape fruit

grapefruit

/ˈɡreɪpˌfruːt/
noun (pl) -fruit, -fruits
1.
a tropical or subtropical cultivated evergreen rutaceous tree, Citrus paradisi
2.
the large round edible fruit of this tree, which has yellow rind and juicy slightly bitter pulp
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