- a hybrid citrus fruit, Citrus tangelo, that is a cross between the grapefruit and the tangerine and is cultivated in several varieties.
Origin of tangelo
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- a hybrid produced by crossing a tangerine tree with a grapefruit tree
- the fruit of this hybrid, having orange acid-tasting flesh
C20: from tang (erine) + (pom) elo
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Word Origin and History for tangelo
"hybrid of a tangerine and a pomelo," 1904, the word formed like the fruit.
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