- a small, sweet variety of tangerine with orange-red skin.
Origin of clementine
- a female given name: derived from Clement.
Examples from the Web for clementines
Nothing could be more opposed to the principles of the Clementines.
In other points there is an equally wide gulf between the Clementines and the fourth Gospel.
This, embodied in the acts of the council, technically known as the Clementines, remained the law of the Church.
It was all in accordance with the Clementines, except that all definitive sentences required confirmation by the Congregation.
If we turn to the Clementines, we find, in the same way, passages not to be found in the Canonical Gospels.The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II.
- RC Church an official compilation of decretals named after Clement V and issued in 1317 which forms part of the Corpus Juris Canonici
- a citrus fruit thought to be either a variety of tangerine or a hybrid between a tangerine and sweet orange
Word Origin and History for clementines
"cross between tangerine and sour orange," 1926, from French clémentine (1902). Originally an accidental hybrid said to have been discovered by (and named for) Father Clement Rodier in the garden of his orphanage in Misserghin, near Oran, Algeria. Introduced into U.S. and grown at Citrus Research Center in Riverside, Calif., as early as 1909.
1705, in reference to various popes who took the name Clement (see clement (adj.)), especially of the edition of the Vulgate issued due to Pope Clement V (1309-14).
fem. proper name, from fem. of Clement (see clement (adj.)).