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pomelo

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noun pom·e·lo \ˈpä-mə-ˌlō\

Definition of pomelo

plural

pomelos

  1. 1 :  grapefruit

  2. 2 or pummelo play \ˈpə-\ a :  a very large thick-rinded usually pear-shaped citrus fruit differing from the closely related grapefruit especially in its loose rind and often coarse dry pulp b :  a large widely cultivated tropical tree (Citrus maxima syn. C. grandis) of southeast Asia that bears pomelos



Origin and Etymology of pomelo

probably alteration of earlier pompelmous, from Dutch pompelmoes


First Known Use: 1858


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of pomelo Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about pomelo


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