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shad·dock

 (shăd′ək)
n.
See pomelo.

[Probably alteration of earlier chaddock, probably after Captain Philip Chaddock, 17th-century English trader who perhaps introduced the fruit to Barbados.]

shaddock

(ˈʃædək)
n
(Plants) another name for pomelo
[C17: named after Captain Shaddock, who brought its seed from the East Indies to Jamaica in 1696]

pom•e•lo

(ˈpɒm əˌloʊ)

n., pl. -los.
1. the very large, yellow or orange citrus fruit of a tree, Citrus maxima, of SE Asia, closely related to the grapefruit.
2. the tree itself. Also called shaddock.
[1855–60; pseudo-Sp alter. of pomplemoose < Dutch pompelmoes shaddock, perhaps b. pompoen pumpkin and Portuguese limões, pl. of limão lemon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shaddock - southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruitsshaddock - southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits
pomelo, shaddock - large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp
genus Citrus - orange; lemon; lime; etc.
citrus tree, citrus - any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
2.shaddock - large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp
citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit - any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions
Citrus decumana, Citrus grandis, Citrus maxima, pomelo, pomelo tree, pummelo, shaddock - southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits
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Pomelos or shaddocks have a light green skin that turns bright yellow while ripening.
Among Taiwanese exhibits at the Dalian Taiwan Trade Fair, subtropical fruits were quite popular with visitors, including square-sized watermelons, pineapples, bananas, shaddocks, mangos, wax apples, as well as various Taiwan-grown teas.
St Helena was famous for watercress, Madeira for bananas, the East Indies station for mangoes and the West Indies for a vast range of fruit including melons and the large grapefruit-like shaddocks.