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

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There’s some nutmeg dusted in there, with rose petals and tangelo. Marissa A. Ross, Bon Appetit, "“Orange Wine” Needs to Go Away—Hear Me Out," 20 Mar. 2018 Add in the cold water, lemon and tangelo juices; stir. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "California citrus: Short crop long on flavor," 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, "The 17 Most Exciting Restaurants Opening Around the World This Fall," 13 Sep. 2017 A relative bright spot for citrus growers this year was the production of tangerines and tangelos. OrlandoSentinel.com, "Florida citrus crop struggles: Oranges down nearly 16 percent during 2016-17," 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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