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[shad-uh k] /ˈʃæd ək/
Origin of shaddock
1690-1700; named after Captain Shaddock, 17th-century Englishman who brought the seed to the West Indies from the East Indies Unabridged
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  • 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
  • For to have the name “Snuffey” brought forward it is what the heart can forgive, but never forget in this valley of the shaddock.

    Old Friends Andrew Lang
  • I see the orange with its golden globes, the sweet lime, the shaddock, and the guava-tree.

    The Rifle Rangers Captain Mayne Reid
  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for shaddock


another name for pomelo
Word Origin
C17: named after Captain Shaddock, who brought its seed from the East Indies to Jamaica in 1696
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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