grapefruit etymology

English word grapefruit comes from English fruit, English fox

Detailed word origin of grapefruit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fruit English (eng) To produce fruit, seeds, or spores. (as a modifier) Of, pertaining to, or having fruit; (of living things) producing or consuming fruit.. (botany) The seed-bearing part of a plant, often edible, colourful/colorful and fragrant, produced from a floral ovary after fertilization.. (dated, colloquial, derogatory) A homosexual or effeminate man.. An end result, effect, or consequence; [...]
fox English (eng) (intransitive) To act slyly or craftily.. (intransitive) To discolour paper. Fox marks are spots on paper caused by humidity.. (intransitive) To turn sour; said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.. (transitive) To confuse or baffle (someone).. (transitive) To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.. (transitive) To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.. (transitive) To repair [...]
grapefruit English (eng) The large spherical tart fruit produced by this tree.. The tree of the species Citrus paradisi, a hybrid of pomelo (Citrus maxima) and sweet orange.

Words with the same origin as grapefruit

Descendants of fox
sour grapes