American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tropical southeast Asian tree (Citrus maxima) closely related to the grapefruit and having very large round fruit with thick rinds and coarse-grained pulp.
- n. The edible yellow fruit of the shaddock.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree, Citrus decumana, of the orange genus; also, its fruit. The tree grows 30 or 40 feet high, and is the most handsome of the genus. It. is a native of the Malayan and Polynesian islands, now cultivated in many warm countries. The fruit is globose or pyriform and orange-like, but very large, weighing sometimes 15 pounds, and of a pale-yellow color; the pulp is yellow, green, pink, or crimson, and is wholesome; the rind and partitions are very bitter. There are numerous varieties, some very juicy and refreshing. The shaddock proper is, however, generally inferior to its smaller variety, the grape-fruit or pomelo, which is further distinguished by bearing its fruit in clusters. Both are to some extent grown in Florida, the latter becoming a considerable article of export to the North. Also
pomplemous. See grape-fruitand pomelo.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A tree (Citrus decumana) and its fruit, which is a large species of orange; -- called also
forbidden fruit, and pompelmous.
- n. large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp
- n. southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits
- After Captain Shaddock, 17th-century English ship commander. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Red snapper was crusted in coconut and further enhanced by persimmon chutney and green curry, and the two dessert courses featured a soup pressed from pomelo (the Asian forebear of the grapefruit, aka shaddock, named after the sea captain who brought its seed to the West Indies from the Malay Peninsula in the 17th century) and a soufflé of kalamansi, the delicate citrus of the Philippines.”
““Kubád” = shaddock (citrus decumana): the huge orange which Captain Shaddock brought from the West Indies; it is the”
“And shaddock mid the garden paths, on bough, viii.”
“Oranges thrive better than below, producing abundance of delicious fruit; but the shaddock or pumplemous (Citrus decumana) requires the full force of a tropical sun, for it will not thrive even at”
“The monstrous shaddock, citrons of all shapes and sizes, oranges and lemons, are all varieties, obtained in the course of long cultivation.”
“Among the choicest, I would name the mangistan, the durian, and the pumaloe or shaddock.”
“The shaddock of Java is a magnificent fruit, and surpasses those of any other country with which I am acquainted.”
“* "Forbidden fruit" is a small variety of shaddock, so called because it is supposed to resemble the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden.”
“Delightful self-accountant reverence of author-craft! which wields full knowledge of a shaddock-tainted world, yet presents no licence to the prurient lad, reveals no trail to the suspicious moralist.”
“He has stripped my rails of the shaddock-frails and the green unripened pine;”
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