Pomelo fresco rosso intero e mezzo

Citrus maxima

Pomelo (Wiktionary)


Alternative forms

  • pommelo, pummelo, pomelow, pummaloe, pummelow
  • (obsolete): pomello, pomolo, pumelo


Of uncertain etymology, though possibly a variant of earlier pampelmoes, from French, Dutch, Portuguese sources ultimately equivalent to "thick lemon" or transcribing the Tamil பம்ப ளிமாசு (pampa ḷimācu, big citrus). Alternatively, possibly from pome (apple) + melon or some cognate; though such a compound is currently unattested, some early variant

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