Clementine Definition

klĕmən-tīn, -tēn
clementines
noun
clementines
A small, orange-colored citrus fruit, grown mainly in the W Mediterranean region, that may be a variety or a hybrid of the tangerine.
Webster's New World
A deep red-orange, often seedless mandarin orange.
American Heritage
A feminine name.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • clementine tree
adjective

Of or relating to Clement, especially to Pope Clement I and the spurious homilies attributed to him, or to Pope Clement V and his compilations of canon law.

Wiktionary
pronoun
A female given name borrowed from French Clémentine in the 19th century.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Clementine

Noun

Singular:
clementine
Plural:
clementines

Origin of Clementine

  • French clémentine after Father Clément Rodier (1829–1904), French missionary in Algeria in whose orphanage the variety was found growing

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French clémentine, named for Clément Rodier, the French missionary said to have first bred it.

    From Wiktionary

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