American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See shaddock.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of the shaddock, smaller than the shaddock proper, but much larger than an orange; the grapefruit. Also called forbidden-fruit. Compare pompelmous.
- n. A large yellow citrus fruit native to southeastern Asia and Malaysia. It has a sweet flesh and is about 25 centimeters in diameter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A variety of shaddock, called also
- n. large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp
- n. southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits
- Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of Dutch pampelmoes ("shaddock"); alternatively, perhaps an alteration of a compound of pome ("apple") + melon, or an alteration of a compound of their cognates (forms such as pomello and pomolo suggest the influence of pome or its cognates, but the hypothesised compound of pome + melon (or mutatis mutandis) is unattested). (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of pompelmous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“After ensuring that the dogs are securely tied up, my sister and I undertake a brave walk through the front yard inhaling the fragrant roses and jasmine of many varieties, discussing if the lone “bubbleemoose” aka pomelo was ripe enough to be eaten.”
“The large citrus is called pomelo to everyone else.”
“Yum som-o, alternately found as yam or even yaam som-o, is quite simply pomelo salad (som-o means "pomelo").”
“Newley Purnell for the Wall Street Journal On this side street, between Langsuan and Tonson roads, vendors sell fried rice, noodles, stir-fried vegetables, watermelon and pomelo by the slice, fresh spring rolls, deep-fried bananas and more.”
“Oh yes, I love pomelo, the texture is so much fun - popping the thingies with my tongue ... whatever they're called.”
“This was evidently named by someone who has never seen either a lime or a melon, let alone a pomelo.”
“This grapefruit-pomelo cross was developed by California breeders in the 1950s, but its often green exterior turned off consumers.”
“This nameless neighborhood is a haunt of the stylish, and people-watching vantage points range from teahouses and corner fruit stands (sample some pomelo or other local produce) to hip lounge bars like 2046.”
“The hotel also offers spectacular Chinese cuisine at Tim's Kitchen, which serves Cantonese delicacies such as glass shrimps, pomelo peels with shrimp roe and snake soup.”
“The pomelo fruit being so large, the tree can only burden itself with few fruits; and the blossoms are few to begin with.”
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