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Definition of "grapefruit" []

  • A tropical or semitropical evergreen (Citrus paradisi) cultivated for its edible fruit. (noun)
  • The large, round fruit of this tree, having a yellow rind and juicy, somewhat acid pulp. (noun)
  • A tropical or subtropical cultivated evergreen rutaceous tree, Citrus paradisi (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The large round edible fruit of this tree, which has yellow rind and juicy slightly bitter pulp (noun)

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Use "grapefruit" in a sentence
  • "If you're wondering about the name grapefruit, it references the fact that the fruit grows in grape-like clusters on the tree."
  • "My co-worker brought in a huge bag of grapefruit from the Valley (yes, the Texas valley)."
  • "We just enjoyed some grapefruit from a neighbor whose parents live near Harlingen, TX."