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grapefruit

[ greyp-froot ]
/ ˈgreɪpˌfrut /
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noun
a large, roundish, yellow-skinned, edible citrus fruit having a juicy, acid pulp.
the tropical or semitropical tree, Citrus paradisi, yielding this fruit.
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Origin of grapefruit

1805–15; grape + fruit, apparently from the resemblance of its clusters to those of grapes
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British Dictionary definitions for grapefruit

grapefruit
/ (ˈɡreɪpˌfruːt) /

noun plural -fruit or -fruits
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
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