tan·​ge·​lo | \ ˈtan-jə-ˌlō How to pronounce tangelo (audio) \
plural tangelos

Definition of tangelo

: the fruit of a tree (Citrus × tangelo) that is a hybrid between a tangerine or mandarin orange and a grapefruit also : the tree

Examples of tangelo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rich said they were labeled with such flavors as banana, tangelo and Girl Scout cookie. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Dec. 2019 Rich said they were labeled with such flavors as banana, tangelo and Girl Scout cookie. NBC News, 3 Dec. 2019 And specialty crops, such as tangerines and tangelos, also will go up from 990,000 boxes to 1.05 million boxes, U.S. Department of Agriculture State Statistician Mark Hutson said Thursday in a conference call to announce the October estimates. Jim Turner, sun-sentinel.com, 12 Oct. 2019 There’s some nutmeg dusted in there, with rose petals and tangelo. Marissa A. Ross, Bon Appetit, 20 Mar. 2018 Add in the cold water, lemon and tangelo juices; stir. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, 6 Feb. 2018 Mud crab is served with pumpkin seeds, egg yolk jam, and white pepper broth; smoked duck will be accompanied by fermented pumpkin and pumpkin seed miso; and a dessert of buttermilk ice cream will have black sesame, kumquat, tangelo, and mandarin. Kate Krader, Bloomberg.com, 13 Sep. 2017 A relative bright spot for citrus growers this year was the production of tangerines and tangelos. OrlandoSentinel.com, 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of tangelo

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tangelo

tangerine + pomelo

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“Tangelo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tangelo. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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