- of the color tangerine; reddish-orange.
Origin of tangerine
Examples from the Web for tangerine
A close second: thinking the public has the I.Q. of a tangerine.John Edwards' Audacity of Spin
January 27, 2010
Put the dried apricots into a saucepan with the water, and add the sugar and juices from the lemon and tangerine or orange.Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Easy Trifle
The Daily Beast
December 23, 2008
Well, that taught my father a lesson, and after that he saved all his tangerine peels.My Father's Dragon
Ruth Stiles Gannett
There was Tangerine Willy, who first met them carrying a bag of oranges.Carnival
The Mandarin or Tangerine orange has a thin rind which separates easily from the pulp, and is very sweet and rich.
This feat appears to be very difficult, but it is not; the weight of the tangerine helps you.Water Wizardry
The most popular orange is the tangerine, or kid glove orange as it is sometimes called; many of these are exported.The Old World and Its Ways
William Jennings Bryan
- 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
- a reddish-orange colour
- (as adjective)a tangerine door
- a native of inhabitant of Tangier
- of or relating to Tangier or its inhabitants
Word Origin and History 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.