Satsuma

[ sat-soo-muh, sat-suh-muh Japanese sah-tsoo-mah ]
/ sætˈsu mə, ˈsæt sə mə Japanese ˈsɑ tsʊˌmɑ /

noun

a former province on S Kyushu, in SW Japan: famous for its porcelain ware.
(lowercase) a kind of mandarin orange.

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British Dictionary definitions for Satsuma (1 of 2)

satsuma
/ (sætˈsuːmə) /

noun

a small citrus tree, Citrus nobilis var. unshiu, cultivated, esp in Japan, for its edible fruit
the fruit of this tree, which has a loose rind and easily separable segments

Word Origin for satsuma

C19: originally from the province of Satsuma, Japan

British Dictionary definitions for Satsuma (2 of 2)

Satsuma
/ (ˈsætsʊˌmɑː) /

noun

a former province of SW Japan, on S Kyushu: famous for its porcelain
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