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pomelo

(pŏm`əlō'): see grapefruitgrapefruit,
 pomelo
, or pummelo
, citrus fruit (Citrus paradisi) of the family Rutaceae (orange family). The grapefruit is so named because it grows in grapelike bunches. The large globular fruit weighs from 1 to 5 lb (0.45–2.27 kg).
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pomelo

1. a tropical rutaceous tree, Citrus maxima (or C. decumana), grown widely in oriental regions for its large yellow grapefruit-like edible fruit
2. the fruit of this tree
3. Chiefly US another name for grapefruit
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The orange itself, our most cultivated--and many would argue, most beloved--citrus fruit is thought to be an ancient hybrid of the pummelo and mandarin.
The pummelo, one of the original citrus fruits, can grow as large as a 25-pound watermelon, and like the many spellings of its name-pummelo, pommelo and pomelo--it has borne many hybrids.
Big on flavor and nutrition, one-fourth of a pummelo has just 60 calories and provides 120% of the Vitamin C recommended for the day.
The Sunkist shrimp cocktail recipe below features pummelo combined with shallots and sage for a refreshing flavor combination that commands attention.
Although grapefruit are the offspring of the pummelo, the largest citrus fruit, the first grapefruit were no bigger than their other parent, the orange.
The Oroblanco is a grapefruit crossed again with a pummelo to produce a less bitter fruit.
2 On a fruit plate: Sprinkle pummelo segments with raspberries.
Prepare a scented oil by combining one cup of olive oil with 3 Tablespoons of fresh lemon, lime, grapefruit, pummelo, or orange zest (grated rind).
Descended from pummelos in Malaysia and hybridized with oranges in the West Indies, grapefruit has been cultivated for the last century.
Lay mild pummelo and sweet Melogold segments onto tender green herbs for a vibrant salad.
On 4 salad or dinner plates, arrange equal portions of the avocado and pummelo sections.
Unlike thick-skinned pummelo, hybrid can be eaten like a grapefruit.