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clementine

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noun clem·en·tine \ˈkle-mən-ˌtēn, -ˌtīn\

Simple Definition of clementine

  • : a kind of orange that is small and sweet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clementine

  1. :  a small nearly seedless citrus fruit that is probably a hybrid between a tangerine and an orange

Origin of clementine

French clémentine probably from Clément Rodier, French priest who discovered the hybrid ca. 1902


First Known Use: 1943


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