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Definition of the noun pomelo

What does pomelo mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pomelos

  1. southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits
  2. large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp

Alternative definition of the noun pomelo


  1. A large yellow citrus fruit native to southeastern Asia and Malaysia. It has a sweet flesh and is about 25 centimeters in diameter.
  2. A tree which produces pomelos, Citrus maxima.
  3. [context: now chiefly US, and, South Africa] A grapefruit.


"Pomelo" a.k.a. "Pomelö" is a musical album of Quartetto Minimo.

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Google previewCambodian Cooking (2015)

A humanitarian project in collaboration with Act for Cambodia [Cambodian Cookbook, 60 Recipes] by Joannes Riviere, Dominique De Bourgknech, David Lallemand

Pomelo is a citrus somewhat similar to grapefruit. It has greenish-yellow skin and pink flesh. The pomelo is drier, sweeter and has a much thicker and tougher peel. It is eaten as a fruit or broken up for salads. Grapefruit may be used as a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

Pomelo is a citrus plant grown in tropical regions of Asia. The fruits are large (up to 25 cm, weighing 2–3 kgs) with the skin being green- to yellow-colored when ripe. The inner edible flesh is pink-, white-, or cream-colored and sweet to sour in ...

Google previewPollinated Sweets: Seasonal Desserts Made Possible by Pollinators

As its species name suggests, the pomelo is the largest citrus fruit; it's yellowgreen when ripe, and tastes like a sweet grapefruit. The mandarin is commonly eaten canned, but is tasty fresh as well. What is known as a 'tangerine' is a cultivar of ...

Google previewA Glossary of Semantics and Pragmatics (2006)

by D. A. Cruse

It is the relation expressed by kind of or type of as in A stetson is a kind of hat, A pomelo is a type of citrus fruit. Notice that not all hyponyms are taxonyms. For instance, a waitress is a woman, so waitress is a hyponym of woman, but it is odd to ...

Google previewAsian Fusion (2011)

A Culinary Odyssey of Vegan Recipes by Chat Mingkwan

Pomelo is the giant grapefruit now readily available in almost all Asian markets in early winter. It is sweeter and less bitter than standard grapefruit and may be eaten either as a fruit or as a main ingredient in salad. Papaya is usually eaten ripe ...

Google previewThe Cambridge world history of food. 2 (2000) (2001)

by Kenneth F. Kiple

The pomelo is the largest of the citrus fruits and is also known as "pumelo" and " shaddock" because it (or the grapefruit) was brought to the Caribbean by Captain James Shaddock. The aromatic fruit is very large and oval shaped with a thick ...

Google previewEdible Memory (2015)

The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods by Jennifer A. Jordan

The pomelo is an ancestor of the grapefruit and originally from Malaysia and Indonesia.62 The pomelo has probably been both gathered and cultivated in China for millennia.63 The calamansi, a cross between the kumquat and the mandarin ...

Google previewPhilippine Experiences of a Kansas Farm Girl (2012)

by Doris Imhof Johnson

Tonight we're having a family favorite—pomelo. Pomelo is a type of fruit similar to grapefruit, but larger and much sweeter. No doubt, during this evening of sharing activities and experiences, you have felt, as our Filipino family does, a great ...

Google previewAsian Greens (2001)

A Full-Color Guide, Featuring 75 Recipes by Anita Loh-Yien Lau

Look yau, Shaddock Pomelo is a thick skinned citrus resembling a large grapefruit. Peel away the thick layer of pith to reveal pulpy, sweet or tart flesh slightly milder in taste than grapefruit. It is also less juicy than grapefruit and can be either ...

Google previewThe Visual Food Encyclopedia (2012)

Citrus maxima, Rutaceae 218 F ruit of a tree that can grow to a height of 20 feet, the pomelo, or pummelo, has been grown in Asia for over 4,000 years. Greatly appreciated in many Asian countries, particularly in China, Thailand, and ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

Osbeck shaddock tree, pomelo, f pamplemoussier Pampelmusenbaum toronja, suha pampelmusa toranja...

grapefruit grapefruitier Grapefruitbaum pomelo, grape-fruit toronja, pomelo Citrus reticulata Blanco mandarin ...

Google previewThe Grocer's Encyclopedia ... (1911)

The Spaniards introduced the Pomelo into Florida, but recognition of its value was deferred for a long time, partly because its peculiarity of flavor was not at first acceptable to the American palate, and partly because of lack of care in its culture ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

pomelo. polemic argument, case, contention, controversy, debate, defence, dialectic, discussion, dispute, dissension, ground(s), logic, polemical, quarrel, reason(ing), squabble, strife, wrangle polemics argumentation, controversy, litigation ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of China (2013)

History and Culture by Dorothy Perkins

Pomelo. See ORANGE. Pomo. See MI FU; WANG WEI . Population, Chinese According to.

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Food and Drink (2014)

by John F. Mariani

Alsocalled “pomelo.” A tropical tree bearingayellow,globularfruitthat growsin grapelike clusters that give it itsname, firstmentioned inprint in1805 in Hortus Jamaicensisby John Lunan,who alsonotedthatthefruit had ...

Google previewWhite Hmong-English Dictionary (1979)

by Ernest E. Heimbach

txiv le zoov Pomelo txiv mam auv Pomelo (T). txiv lwvchi Leechee (C). txiv lws suav ...

Google previewThe Diner's Dictionary (2012)

Word Origins of Food and Drink by John Ayto

The fruit of the Citrus paradisi, it is a comparatively recent addition to the Western fruit bowl; much more recent than, for example, the related pomelo, of which it was once thought to be a hybrid or sport. The first reference to it comes in ...

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Scrabble value of P3O1M3E1L1O1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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