Grapefruits

My gramma sent me a giant box full of grapefruits from Florida. Now, I like grapefruits, but something occured to me.

They don’t look or taste anything like grapes.

So why “grapefruit?”

According to Dictionary.com, the yellow spheres probably got their name because they grow in clusters like grapes do.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/citrus/grapefruit.htm

http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/milkads/history.html