grapefruit

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 /ˈɡreɪpˌfruːt/


For the noun: grapefruit
Plural form: grapefruit, grapefruits

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
grape•fruit /ˈgreɪpˌfrut/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Plant Biologya large, roundish, yellow-skinned citrus fruit that has a juicy, acid inside that may be eaten: [countable]Grapefruits were plentiful.[uncountable]Grapefruit is high in vitamin C.
  2. Plant Biology[countable] the tropical or semitropical tree yielding this fruit.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
grape•fruit  (grāpfro̅o̅t′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologya large, roundish, yellow-skinned, edible citrus fruit having a juicy, acid pulp.
  2. Plant Biologythe tropical or semitropical tree, Citrus paradisi, yielding this fruit.
  • grape + fruit, apparently from the resemblance of its clusters to those of grapes 1805–15


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

grapefruit /ˈɡreɪpˌfruːt/ n ( pl -fruit, -fruits)
  1. a tropical or subtropical cultivated evergreen rutaceous tree, Citrus paradisi
  2. the large round edible fruit of this tree, which has yellow rind and juicy slightly bitter pulp



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