Definition of grapefruit
1 plural grapefruit or grapefruits : a large round citrus fruit with a bitter yellow rind and a juicy somewhat tart pale yellow, pink, or reddish pulp
2 : a small citrus tree (Citrus paradisi) that produces grapefruit
Recent Examples of grapefruit from the Web
According to the Japan Times, the Internal Ball Camera (or Int-Ball), as the drone is called, is about the size of a grapefruit, measuring almost six inches across and weighing 2.2 pounds.
The Revitalizing Shower Cocktail Body Wash contains grapefruit, mandarin and kiwi to refresh body and mind while the Hydrating Shower Cocktail Body Wash includes coconut, mango and papaya for a tropical feel.
Go dark and bubbly with the Femme Fatale, crafted with Campari, Fernet, grapefruit juice, simple syrup and Montsarra Cava Brut.
The Frisky Oyster is another special, featuring six raw oysters topped with rosé granita, candied grapefruit, and pink peppercorn (market price).
Take the greyhound for instance: Gin (or vodka) combined with fresh grapefruit juice tastes vastly better than bottled juice.
The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom is about the size of a grapefruit and disproportionately loud.
Twist the grapefruit peel over the drink to release oils, then drop it into the cocktail.
The entire procedure takes about 20-30 minutes, and the balloon is inflated to about the size of a grapefruit.
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First Known Use of grapefruit
GRAPEFRUIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grapefruit for English Language Learners
: a large yellow citrus fruit
GRAPEFRUIT Defined for Kids
Definition of grapefruit for Students
: a large citrus fruit with yellow skin
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