pomelo

noun
pom·e·lo | \ ˈpä-mə-ˌlō \
plural pomelos

Definition of pomelo 

2 or pummelo \ˈpə-mə-ˌlō \

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 synonym C. grandis) of southeast Asia that bears pomelos

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Dumpling Time fills bright-pink beet buns with taro puree and crafts a soup dumpling the size of a pomelo. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Is Instagram making our dim sum better?," 3 May 2018 From satsumas to pomelos, citrus fruits brighten up every winter fruit bowl and don’t need to be limited to snacking. Julia Turshen, sacbee, "There’s a payoff for patience | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Feb. 2018 Young jackfruit salad is a nice introductory or pomelo salad. Michael Floreak, BostonGlobe.com, "Q&A with Cameron Stauch, author of ‘Vegetarian Vietnam’," 19 Mar. 2018 What looks good: We’re especially stoked to try the coriander millet porridge with rosemary concord grape compote, zingy watermelon rind marmalade, bukhara farro pilaf, and a golden beet and pomelo winter panzanella. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "5 New Vegetarian Cookbooks We're All About This Spring," 5 Mar. 2018 His larger citrus such as grapefruit and pomelo have ripened nicely, too, thanks to last summer’s heat. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "California citrus: Short crop long on flavor," 6 Feb. 2018 The shop will serve a variety of teas — green, honey, melon, pomelo and more. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "Bubble tea chain Kung Fu Tea coming to Overland Park | The Kansas City Star," 15 Jan. 2018 In a bracing salad of watercress strewn with meaty cashews and toasted coconut, grapefruit supplants pomelo for a clean, bitter rinse of the tongue. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Thai Cuisine With an Added Touch of Whimsy," 14 Dec. 2017 Using a sharp knife, remove peel and white pith from pomelo; discard. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Soy-Sauce-and-Citrus-Marinated Chicken," 19 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of pomelo

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for pomelo

probably alteration of earlier pompelmous, from Dutch pompelmoes

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