Pummelo vs. Pomelo

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  • Pomelo

    The pomelo, Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis, is the largest citrus fruit from the Rutaceae family. It is a natural (non-hybrid) citrus fruit, similar in appearance to a large grapefruit, native to South and Southeast Asia. The pomelo is one of the original citrus species from which the rest of cultivated citrus have been hybridized. The popular fruit is used in many festive celebrations throughout Southeast Asia.

  • Pummelo (noun)

    since the 19th century

  • Pomelo (noun)

    The large fruit of the Citrus maxima (syn. C. grandis), native to South Asia and Southeast Asia, with a thick green or yellow rind, a thick white pith, and semi-sweet translucent pale flesh.

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  • Pomelo (noun)

    The tree which produces this fruit.

  • Pomelo (noun)

    Any of the citrus hybrids derived from this tree, particularly the grapefruit.


  • Pomelo (noun)

    the largest of the citrus fruits, with a thick yellow skin and bitter pulp which resembles grapefruit in flavour.

  • Pomelo (noun)

    the tree which bears the pomelo.

Oxford Dictionary

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