Definition of Ugli fruit in English:

Ugli fruit


  • A mottled green and yellow citrus fruit that is a hybrid of grapefruit and tangerine.

    • ‘Can you guess which one is the Ugli fruit?’
    • ‘With its loose, wrinkled skin, the Ugli fruit lives up to its deliberately misspelled name.’
    • ‘However, the nutritional content of Ugli fruit is probably comparable to that of other citrus fruits.’
    • ‘Also in the grapefruit family is the Ugli fruit, also marketed as the Uniq.’
    • ‘Still, Ugli fruit is quite fun to say!’


1930s: ugli, alteration of ugly.


Ugli fruit

/ˈəɡlē ˌfro͞ot/