grapefruit league


Definition of grapefruit league

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for grapefruit league

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about grapefruit league

Statistics for grapefruit league

Cite this Entry

“Grapefruit league.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

Comments on grapefruit league

What made you want to look up grapefruit league? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!