Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See pomelo.
- n. southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits
“The Chandler pummelo is sweet as well but pink flesh.”
“The avocado pummelo salad fulfilled the need for something healthy and refreshing (in preparation for the decadence to follow) -- with red onions, radishes and lots of cilantro.”
“Here in California, I grow in my backyard "Oro Blanco" grapefruit and "chandler" pummelo.”
“The Oro Blanco is not sour at all because it is a cross between a grapefruit and a pummelo.”
“In more modern times, UC Riverside scientists have developed some best-selling fruits, including the Oroblanco grapefruit-pummelo hybrid, with its surprisingly sweet taste, and the tangy Gold Nugget mandarin.”
“Lemon Lemons may have originated as a two-step hybrid, the first (citron crossed with lime) arising in the area of northwest India and Pakistan, the second (citron crossed with lime crossed with pummelo) in the Middle East.”
“Grapefruit The grapefruit originated as a hybrid of the sweet orange and pummelo in the Caribbean in the 18th century, and is still mainly grown in the Americas.”
“At least one offspring is relatively young: the grapefruit apparently originated in the West Indies in the 18th century as a cross between the pummelo and the sweet orange.”
“Kubád" = shaddock (citrus decumana): the huge orange which Captain Shaddock brought from the West Indies; it is the Anglo-Indian pompelmoose, vulg. pummelo.”
“Currently it’s thought that the common domesticated citrus fruits all derive from just three parents: the citron Citrus medica, the mandarin orange Citrus reticulata, and the pummelo Citrus grandis.”
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