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Grapefruit   Listen
noun
grapefruit  n.  
1.
A citrus tree (Citrus paradisi) bearing large round edible fruit having a thick yellow rind and juicy somewhat acid pulp.
Synonyms: Citrus paradisi.
2.
The large yellow fruit of the Citrus paradisi, having somewhat acid juicy pulp. It is a popular breakfast food.






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"Grapefruit" Quotes from Famous Books



... amount of food supplied the table from the farm is comparatively small. The rancher in Montana eats foods canned in Maine or Delaware, while the New Hampshire farmer buys his vegetables from Boston commission merchants. The Minnesota farmer cannot supply his breakfast table with oranges, grapefruit or oatmeal. Many of them buy, if not their bread, at least their flour, and also their butter. The fact that the city man indulges in high living is no argument in favor of the country man expecting less wages. Some of those things which are necessary ...
— The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know • Thomas Forsyth Hunt

... reins in a grasp that showed both fear and unfamiliarity in the handling of horses. She was a new boarder at Lee's ranch. Evidently they had been out on some errand for Mrs. Lee, and were returning from one of the neighboring orange-groves, for the back of the surrey was filled with oranges and grapefruit. ...
— The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor • Annie Fellows Johnston

... is usually as a half, the core removed and sugar added, on a fruit plate or in a grapefruit bowl, together ...
— Prepare and Serve a Meal and Interior Decoration • Lillian B. Lansdown

... of a later age will believe separate a "civilized man" from a "barbarian." The gulf between old Athens and, for instance, new Chicago is greater than is readily supposed[*]. It is easy enough to say that the Athenians lacked such things as railways, telephones, gas, grapefruit, and cocktails. All such matters we realize were not known by our fathers and grandfathers, and we are not yet so removed from THEM that we cannot transport ourselves in imagination back to the world of say 1820 A.D.; but the Athenians are far behind even our grandfathers. When we investigate, we ...
— A Day In Old Athens • William Stearns Davis



Words linked to "Grapefruit" :   grapefruit juice, citrus tree, citrous fruit, genus Citrus, Citrus paradisi



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