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
Origin and Etymology of minneola tangelo
after Minneola, town in Lake County, Florida
First Known Use: 1931
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