Definition of Ugli fruit in English:

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Ugli fruit

Pronunciation: /ˈəɡlē 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.
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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Syllabification: Ug·li fruit

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