Definition of Ugli fruit in English:

Ugli fruit

Syllabification: Ug·li fruit
Pronunciation: /ˈəglē ˌfro͞ot

noun (plural same)

  • A mottled green and yellow citrus fruit that is a hybrid of grapefruit and tangerine.
    • This fruit is obtained from the tree Citrus × tangelo, family Rutaceae
    More example sentences
    • 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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