- tangential motion,
- tangier disease,
- tangier zone
Origin of tangerine
Examples from the Web for tangerine
A close second: thinking the public has the I.Q. of a tangerine.
Put the dried apricots into a saucepan with the water, and add the sugar and juices from the lemon and tangerine or orange.
I respect Billy, the adjutant, for his long service and the Tangerine at the back of his neck.
When she had slowly sucked up that beverage, prodding the slice of tangerine with her straws, they went out and took a cab.Beyond|John Galsworthy
Melt in a pan a lump of butter the size of a tangerine orange and squeeze on it the juice of half a lemon.The Belgian Cookbook|Various
A broken crate of tangerine oranges has spilled its contents in a splash of ruddy gold on the plank runway.Modern Essays|John Macy
Well, that taught my father a lesson, and after that he saved all his tangerine peels.My Father's Dragon|Ruth Stiles Gannett
- a reddish-orange colour
- (as adjective)a tangerine door
Word Origin for tangerine
1842, from tangerine orange (1841) "an orange from Tangier," seaport in northern Morocco, from which it was originally imported to Britain. The place name is from Latin Tinge. As a color name, attested from 1899.