Mandarin-orange meaning

A small spiny evergreen tree (Citrus reticulata) native to Southeast Asia, widely cultivated for its sweet edible fruit.
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The small, loose-skinned, orange-yellow to deep orange-red fruit of this tree.
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A small citrus tree (Citrus reticulata) with fruit resembling the orange.
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The fruit of this tree, smaller than an orange and oblate. In daily usage, it may include other similar citrus fruits like Citrus unshiu (satsuma or mikan) Citrus tangerina (tangerine).
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Origin of mandarin-orange

  • French mandarine from Spanish mandarina feminine of mandarín mandarin mandarin

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