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clementine

[ klem-uhn-tahyn, -teen ]
/ ˈklɛm ənˌtaɪn, -ˌtin /
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noun
a small, sweet variety of tangerine with orange-red skin.
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Origin of clementine

<French clémentine (1902), said to be named after a Father Clément, who developed the fruit near Oran; see -ine1

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Clementine
[ klem-uhn-tahyn, -teen; French kle-mahn-teen ]
/ ˈklɛm ənˌtaɪn, -ˌtin; French klɛ mɑ̃ˈtin /

noun
a female given name: derived from Clement.
Also Clem·en·ti·na [klem-uhn-tee-nuh]. /ˌklɛm ənˈti nə/.
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British Dictionary definitions for clementine

clementine
/ (ˈklɛmənˌtiːn, -ˌtaɪn) /

noun
a citrus fruit thought to be either a variety of tangerine or a hybrid between a tangerine and sweet orange

Word Origin for clementine

C20: from French clémentine, perhaps from the female Christian name
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“Clementine”

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