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Shaddock is an alternative name for the pomelo, a large citrus fruit somewhat resembling the grapefruit. It comes from a certain Captain Shaddock, a sixteenth-century English seaman who according to Sir Hans Sloane's Voyage to Jamaica (1707) left seeds of the plant in Barbados on a passage from the East Indies. It remained the standard term for the (admittedly seldom encountered) fruit into the twentieth century, but pomelo arose in the 1850s and is now the generally preferred term.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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