[ tan-juh-loh ]
/ ˈtæn dʒəˌloʊ /

noun, plural tan·ge·los.

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

/ (ˈtændʒəˌləʊ) /

noun plural -los

a hybrid produced by crossing a tangerine tree with a grapefruit tree
the fruit of this hybrid, having orange acid-tasting flesh

Word Origin for tangelo

C20: from tang (erine) + (pom) elo
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