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A mottled green and yellow citrus fruit which is a hybrid of a grapefruit and a tangerine.
- This fruit is obtained from the tree Citrus tangelo, family Rutaceae
- However, the nutritional content of Ugli fruit is probably comparable to that of other citrus fruits.
- With its loose, wrinkled skin, the Ugli fruit lives up to its deliberately misspelled name.
- Also in the grapefruit family is the Ugli fruit, also marketed as the Uniq.
1930s: ugli, alteration of ugly.
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