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shaddock

[shad-uh k]
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noun
  1. pomelo.

Origin of shaddock

1690–1700; named after Captain Shaddock, 17th-century Englishman who brought the seed to the West Indies from the East Indies
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Examples from the Web for shaddock

Historical Examples

  • Then Shaddock got mad and nearly broke his back hitting the ball.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise

    Burt L. Standish

  • I hurried on, and reached the Shaddock without interruption.

  • Grapefruit, also known as shaddock, is a large, pale-yellow fruit belonging to the citrus group.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

  • I remember how delicious I thought the shaddock—which is a fruit something like a very large orange.

    Old Jack

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The shaddock proper, however, is a much larger fruit, frequently weighing from ten to fourteen pounds.

    Science in the Kitchen.

    Mrs. E. E. Kellogg


British Dictionary definitions for shaddock

shaddock

noun
  1. another name for pomelo

Word Origin

C17: named after Captain Shaddock, who brought its seed from the East Indies to Jamaica in 1696
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