pompelmous
Shaddock Shad"dock, n. [Said to be so called from a Captain Shaddock, who first brought this fruit from the East Indies.] (Bot.) A tree ({Citrus decumana}) and its fruit, which is a large species of orange; -- called also {forbidden fruit}, and {pompelmous}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pompelmous — Pom pel*mous, n.; pl. {Pompelmouses}. [D. pompelmoes; cf. G. pompelmuse, F. pamplemousse, and F. pompol[ e]on.] (Bot.) A shaddock, esp. one of large size. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pompelmous — /pom peuhl moohs /, n., pl. pompelmous, pompelmouses. shaddock. [1670 80; < D pompelmoes. See POMELO] * * * …   Universalium

  • pompelmous — pom·pel·mous …   English syllables

  • pompelmous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pompelmouses — Pompelmous Pom pel*mous, n.; pl. {Pompelmouses}. [D. pompelmoes; cf. G. pompelmuse, F. pamplemousse, and F. pompol[ e]on.] (Bot.) A shaddock, esp. one of large size. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pamplemousse — [ pɑ̃pləmus ] n. m. ou (Académie) f. • 1685; pompelmous 1666; du néerl. pompelmoes « gros citron » 1 ♦ Bot., agric. Arbre épineux originaire des îles de l océan Indien, dont le fruit comestible, mais peu juteux, ne se consomme que confit ou sous… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Citrus decumana — Shaddock Shad dock, n. [Said to be so called from a Captain Shaddock, who first brought this fruit from the East Indies.] (Bot.) A tree ({Citrus decumana}) and its fruit, which is a large species of orange; called also {forbidden fruit}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forbidden fruit — Shaddock Shad dock, n. [Said to be so called from a Captain Shaddock, who first brought this fruit from the East Indies.] (Bot.) A tree ({Citrus decumana}) and its fruit, which is a large species of orange; called also {forbidden fruit}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grape fruit — Pomelo Pom e*lo, n. [Cf. {Pompelmous}.] A variety of shaddock, called also {grape fruit}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pomelo — Pom e*lo, n. [Cf. {Pompelmous}.] A variety of shaddock, called also {grape fruit}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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