- a large, roundish, yellow-skinned, edible citrus fruit having a juicy, acid pulp.
- the tropical or semitropical tree, Citrus paradisi, yielding this fruit.
Origin of grapefruit
Examples from the Web for grapefruit
There was also the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, and the cookie diet.Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail
December 30, 2014
Harry Hudson was about to launch a music career when he found a tumor the size of a grapefruit in his chest.
That something unexpected was a tumor the size of a grapefruit in his chest.
Gripping a stone the size of a grapefruit, he strode toward Ueli Steck, a Swiss climber who had offended him.Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling
Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman
March 30, 2014
Interesting juice choices like a liver detox or kryptonite mix flavors, like carrot and ginger with apple and grapefruit.Gal With a Suitcase
February 20, 2011
The hole was perfectly round, like a half section of a grapefruit.The Aggravation of Elmer
Robert Andrew Arthur
The grapefruit shells were cleaned away and the soup served.The First One
Herbert D. Kastle
Grapefruit, broiled salt codfish, baked potatoes, corn muffins.American Cookery
It will be necessary to drain some of the juice from the grapefruit.The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes
Lewis Webb Hill
A good combination is four oranges, two lemons, and half a grapefruit.The Khaki Kook Book
Mary Kennedy Core
- a tropical or subtropical cultivated evergreen rutaceous tree, Citrus paradisi
- the large round edible fruit of this tree, which has yellow rind and juicy slightly bitter pulp
Word Origin and History for grapefruit
1814, from grape + fruit. So called because it grows in clusters. The fruit itself was known since 1693 (in Hans Sloane's catalogue of Jamaican plants); presumably it originated there from chance hybrids between other cultivated citrus. It was known by various names before the current one emerged. An ornamental plant chiefly at first, not much eaten until late 19c.