Definition of pomelo
1 : grapefruit
2 or pummeloplay \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 pulpb : a large widely cultivated tropical tree (Citrus maxima synonym C. grandis) of southeast Asia that bears pomelos
Origin and Etymology of pomelo
probably alteration of earlier pompelmous, from Dutch pompelmoes
First Known Use: 1817See Words from the same year
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