Minneola tangelo


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

Word History


after Minneola, town in Lake County, Florida

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Minneola tangelo was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Minneola tangelo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Minneola%20tangelo. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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