a large, roundish, yellow-skinned, edible citrus fruit having a juicy, acid pulp.
the tropical or semitropical tree, Citrus paradisi, yielding this fruit.
noun (pl) -fruit, -fruits
a tropical or subtropical cultivated evergreen rutaceous tree, Citrus paradisi
the large round edible fruit of this tree, which has yellow rind and juicy slightly bitter pulp
1814, from grape + fruit. So called because it grows in clusters. The fruit itself was known since 1693 (in Hans Sloane’s catalogue of Jamaican plants); presumably it originated there from chance hybrids between other cultivated citrus. It was known by various names before the current one emerged. An ornamental plant chiefly at first, not much eaten until late 19c.
noun, Baseball Informal. 1. a series of training games played by major-league teams before the opening of the season (so named because they take place in the citrus-growing South, as in Florida). noun phrase The association of major-league teams as they play each other in preseason training [1937+ Baseball; fr the fact that most spring […]
noun 1. any plant belonging to the genus Muscari, of the lily family, as M. botryoides, having globular, blue flowers resembling tiny grapes. noun 1. any of various Eurasian liliaceous plants of the genus Muscari, esp M. botryoides, with clusters of rounded blue flowers resembling tiny grapes
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noun 1. (in Britain) an informal name for retirement issue certificate, an index-linked savings certificate, originally available only to people over retirement age
noun 1. a hairy vine, Cissus rhombifolia, native to tropical America, having glossy trifoliate leaves and often cultivated as a houseplant. noun 1. See rhoicissus