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
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.
The canned wine is made from pinot noir grapes and has flavor notes of grapefruit and strawberries.
And the release a year ago of its new Drumroll American Pale Ale, ripe with grapefruit and mango flavors, helped add new energy.
The drinks menu, too, draws on Israeli produce: An artichoke julep, for example, is made with sharp Cynar liqueur and pink grapefruit juice.
Garnish with half-moon grapefruit slice, a sprig of mint, and a Sugarfina Paloma gummy.
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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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