noun pom·e·lo \ˈpä-mə-ˌlō\

Definition of pomelo



  1. 1 :  grapefruit

  2. 2 or pummelo play \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: 1817

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