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[shad-uh k]
  1. pomelo.
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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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Historical Examples of shaddock

  • 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


  1. another name for pomelo
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Word Origin for shaddock

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