- the very large, yellow or orange citrus fruit of a tree, Citrus maxima, of southeastern Asia.
- the tree itself.
Origin of pomelo
Also called shaddock.
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Desert was chilled jelly served with mango, sago and pomelo and sliced baked mooncakes.Kate Shuns Wine For Water During Royal Toast - Is She Pregnant?
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However this may be, the pomelo character is strongly dominant in both the foliage and the fruit.
One variety, known as the pomelo, is the kind that is commonly found in the market.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
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The pomelo, or grape fruit, is fast gaining in favor and increasing in value.History of California
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Next day, when the seven Princesses went as usual to the grave of their mother, the pomelo tree had disappeared.Old Deccan Days
After he has had his coffee and some bananas or a slice of pomelo, and taken his bath, he feels tolerably alive.A Visit to Java
W. Basil Worsfold
- a tropical rutaceous tree, Citrus maxima (or C. decumana), grown widely in oriental regions for its large yellow grapefruit-like edible fruit
- the fruit of this tree
- mainly US another name for grapefruit
Also called: shaddock
C19: from Dutch pompelmoes, perhaps from pompoen big + Portuguese limão a lemon
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