Minneola tangelo

Min·​ne·​o·​la tangelo | \ ˌmi-nē-ˈō-lə- How to pronounce Minneola tangelo (audio) \
variants: or Minneola

Definition of Minneola tangelo

: a citrus fruit that is a hybrid between a tangerine and a grapefruit and that has a reddish orange rind and orange pulp and a prominent, rounded neck giving it a bell-shaped appearance Minneolas can be recognized by their "little noses" and can be easily peeled by hand.— Steve Petusevsky

called also honeybell

First Known Use of Minneola tangelo

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Minneola tangelo

after Minneola, town in Lake County, Florida

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The first known use of Minneola tangelo was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Minneola tangelo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Minneola%20tangelo. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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