Citrus paradisi (Common names)

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see Citrus maxima (Common names) with which it shares names.

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Names in common use


  • English: grapefruit ; pomelo (early 20th, now obsolete)
  • German: Pampelmuse, Grapefruit
  • Dutch: grapefruit, pompelmoes
  • Swedish: grapefrukt
  • Danish: grapefrugt
  • Norwegian: grapefrukt
  • Icelandic:


  • French: pamplemousse (popular), pomelo, pomélo (technical)
  • Italian: pompelmo
  • Spanish: pomelo (Spain, Argentina, Chile), grapefruit (gaining popularity), toronja (becoming old)
  • Catalan: aranja
  • Portuguese: toranja (Portugal), pomelo (Brasil)
  • Romanian: grapefruit, grepfrut


  • Russian: грейпфрут - grejpfrut
  • Polish: grejpfrut
  • Czech: grapefruit, grep
  • Slovak:
  • Bulgarian: грейпфрут - grejpfrut
  • Croatian: grejpfrut, grejp
  • Serb: грејпфрут
  • Slovenian: grenivka, grapefruit
  • Macedonian:


  • Latvian: greipfrūts
  • Lithuanian: greipfrut
  • Albanian:
  • Greek: γκρέιπ-φρουτ - greip-frout
  • Turkish: greyfurt
  • Maltese:
  • Hungarian: grépfrút
  • Finnish: greippi
  • Estonian: greibipuu

Sources and commentaries

  • Note. The spread of grapefuit worldwide dates back only one century ago, and it has become popular more recently in most countries. Hence the unstability of its name.
  • French
    • Chauvet Michel, 1980. Pamplemousse et pomélo : un cas exemplaire de conflit entre usage et norme. Journ. d'Agric. Trad. et de Bota. Appl., 27:(1), pp. 55-81. on line. This article documents the history of pummelo and grapefuit and their names in several languages, particularly French where there is a permanent controversy, as exemplified in Wikipedia.