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noun, plural tan·ge·los.
  1. a hybrid citrus fruit, Citrus tangelo, that is a cross between the grapefruit and the tangerine and is cultivated in several varieties.
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Origin of tangelo

First recorded in 1900–05; tang(erine) + (pom)elo
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British Dictionary definitions for tangelo


noun plural -los
  1. a hybrid produced by crossing a tangerine tree with a grapefruit tree
  2. the fruit of this hybrid, having orange acid-tasting flesh
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Word Origin for tangelo

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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