pomelo

pomelo

[pom-uh-loh]
noun, plural pomelos.
1.
the very large, yellow or orange citrus fruit of a tree, Citrus maxima, of southeastern Asia.
2.
the tree itself.
Also called shaddock.


Origin:
1855–60; pseudo-Spanish alteration of pomplemoose < Dutch pompelmoes, perhaps blend of pompoen pumpkin and Portuguese limões, plural of limão lemon

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pomelo (ˈpɒmɪˌləʊ)
 
n , pl -los
1.  a tropical rutaceous tree, Citrus maxima (or C. decumana), grown widely in oriental regions for its large yellow grapefruit-like edible fruit
2.  the fruit of this tree
3.  chiefly (US) another name for grapefruit
 
[C19: from Dutch pompelmoes, perhaps from pompoen big + Portuguese limão a lemon]

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