grapefruit league

noun

: major-league baseball teams playing exhibition games during spring training
the championship of the grapefruit league

Word History

Etymology

so called from the games' being played in warm regions where citrus fruits are grown

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“Grapefruit league.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grapefruit%20league. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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