Origin of clementineFrench clémentine
Origin of ClementineFrench ; from Classical Latin Clemens: see Clement
Origin of clementineFrench clémentine, after Father Clément, Rodier (1829–1904), French missionary in Algeria in whose orphanage the variety was found growing .
- A type of small, sweet orange, the result of a cross between a tangerine and Seville orange.
From French clémentine, named for Clément Rodier, the French missionary said to have first bred it.
(comparative more Clementine, superlative most Clementine)
- A female given name borrowed from French Clémentine in the 19th century.