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[Probably alteration of earlier chaddock, probably after Captain Philip Chaddock, 17th-century English trader who perhaps introduced the fruit to Barbados.]
(Plants) another name for pomelo
[C17: named after Captain Shaddock, who brought its seed from the East Indies to Jamaica in 1696]
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.
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|Noun||1.||shaddock - southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits|
genus Citrus - orange; lemon; lime; etc.
|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