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tangerine

[ tan-juh-reen, tan-juh-reen ]
/ ˌtæn dʒəˈrin, ˈtæn dʒəˌrin /
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noun
Also called mandarin, mandarin orange. any of several varieties of mandarin, cultivated widely, especially in the U.S.
deep orange; reddish orange.
adjective
of the color tangerine; reddish-orange.

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Origin of tangerine

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British Dictionary definitions for tangerine (1 of 2)

tangerine
/ (ˌtændʒəˈriːn) /

noun
an Asian citrus tree, Citrus reticulata, cultivated for its small edible orange-like fruits
the fruit of this tree, having a loose rind and sweet spicy flesh
  1. a reddish-orange colour
  2. (as adjective)a tangerine door

Word Origin for tangerine

C19: from Tangier

British Dictionary definitions for tangerine (2 of 2)

Tangerine
/ (ˌtændʒəˈriːn) /

noun
a native of inhabitant of Tangier
adjective
of or relating to Tangier or its inhabitants
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