from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A variety of tangelo bearing easily peeled deep-orange fruit with a prominent nub around the stem scar.
  • noun The fruit of this tree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Lake Minneola, in central Florida, in the area where it was developed and grown.]


  • And sure enough, the minneola really maintained both the grapefruit mama's and the tangerine papa's qualities to mesh them into a unique creation.

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  • I'd never heard of a minneola, and I surely had never noticed it before in grocery stores.

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  • Turns out the minneola is actually a successful union of two popular citruses, the grapefruit and the tangerine.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • "The minneola is better in Florida than anywhere on Earth," Chaires said. Stories

  • The fruit's real name is minneola, but gift-fruit shippers have taken to calling them honeybells because they believe it is a more attractive name to consumers, much like the horse mackerel was renamed tuna by some marketing genius many years ago. Stories

  • I am making two different flavors: Strawberry / blackberry and minneola tangerine (a cross between a clementine and a grapefruit).

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