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tangerine

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noun tan·ger·ine \ˈtan-jə-ˌrēn, ˌtan-jə-ˈ\

Simple Definition of tangerine

  • : a small, sweet fruit that is like an orange with a loose skin which is easy to remove

  • : a deep orange-yellow color

Full Definition of tangerine

  1. 1a :  any of various mandarin oranges that have usually deep orange skin and pulp; broadly :  mandarin 3bb :  a tree producing tangerines

  2. 2 :  a moderate to strong reddish orange

Origin of tangerine

Tangerine (orange), from French Tanger Tangier, Morocco + English 1-ine


First Known Use: 1842


TANGERINE Defined for Kids

tangerine

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noun tan·ger·ine \ˈtan-jə-ˌrēn\

Definition of tangerine

  1. :  a Chinese orange with a loose skin and sweet pulp





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