grapefruit

noun grape·fruit \ ˈgrāp-ˌfrüt \

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

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First Known Use of grapefruit

1814


GRAPEFRUIT Defined for English Language Learners

grapefruit

noun

Definition of grapefruit for English Language Learners

  • : a large yellow citrus fruit


GRAPEFRUIT Defined for Kids

grapefruit

noun grape·fruit \ ˈgrāp-ˌfrüt \

Definition of grapefruit for Students

:a large citrus fruit with yellow skin


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