1. another term for pomelo; named after Captain Shaddock, who introduced it to the West Indies in the 17th century.

[“The Island” — Lord Byron]


v. (past shrove; past participle shriven)

  1. [with object] archaic (of a priest) hear the confession of, assign penance to, and absolve (someone): none of her chaplains knew English or French enough to shrive the king.
  2. (shrive oneself) present oneself to a priest for confession, penance, and absolution.

[Driving Meditation — Tara Shepersky]