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pomelo Syllabification: pom·e·lo
Pronunciation: /ˈpäməlō/
(also pummelo)

Definition of pomelo in English:

noun (plural pomelos)

1The largest of the citrus fruits, with a thick yellow skin and bitter pulp that resembles grapefruit in flavor. Also called shaddock.
Example sentences
  • Slightly larger and heavier than its sister ‘Oroblanco’, ‘Melogold’ expresses more of its pummelo than grapefruit heritage.
  • In fact the grapefruit is simply a hybrid between a pomelo and an orange.
  • Melogolds and Oroblancos are different hybrids from pummelo and grapefruit parents.
2The tree that bears the pomelo fruit.
  • Citrus maxima, family Rutaceae
Example sentences
  • After the fall of the Roman Empire the Arabs cultivated and disseminated the bitter orange, pomelo, lime, and sweet orange, between the 12th and 15th centuries.
  • Since the plants are not that profitable I’m planning to plant some fruit bearing trees like rambutan, durian or pomelo in between crops.


Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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