[Sca-cooks] Can you identify the food?

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Thu Sep 4 09:22:57 PDT 2008

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From: "Audrey Bergeron-Morin" <audreybmorin at gmail.com>

> Pampelmüse is the German.

And pamplemousse the French. And it translates as grapefruit. But
don't know the origins of the word - it could be German, for all I

The derivation appears to be Malay to Dutch then into French, German and 
English.  The rise of the Dutch East India Company and the end of Spanish 
rule in the Lowlands both occur (IIRC) in the first quarter of the 17th 
Century during a period when Portugal was controlled by Spain, so linguistic 
transfer between Spain, Portugal and the Lowlands is a bit unclear.

The Malay "pumpulmas" may be derived from another as yet undetermined Asian 


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