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The case of Grapes and Grapefruit
From: "Geoffrey Ludwig"
This happens to be the trickiest question. I know
grapes and grapefruit are both fruits, right? But why is there a
fruit called a grapefruit if grapes is already a fruit? Grapes are
berries, and a grapefruit is a citrus fruit. Why is there a citrus
fruit called a GRAPEFRUIT if it has nothing to do with GRAPES which
is another FRUIT? Who in the world would name a citrus fruit a
Jennifer emailed us this answer:
It was somebody in Florida many years ago. His
daughter pointed at the fruit in the tree and said "grapes" one day,
since grapefruit have a tendency to set in clusters of 2,3, 4 fruit.
The guy named it grapefruit. That's it; that's the whole stupid
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