from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • n. pomelo
  • n. grapefruit

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tree (Citrus decumana) and its fruit, which is a large species of orange; -- called also forbidden fruit, and pompelmous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tree, Citrus decumana, of the orange genus; also, its fruit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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