clem·​en·​tine | \ ˈkle-mən-ˌtēn How to pronounce clementine (audio) , -ˌtīn \

Definition of clementine

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

Examples of clementine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This set of bath bombs, available in all 12 signs, is scented with notes of yuzu, clementine and santal. Naveen Kumar, CNN Underscored, "19 gifts for the astrology-obsessed person in your life," 10 Dec. 2020 This beer definitely tasted like an end-of-the-year beer with notes of clementine and cinnamon. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, "The 15 best Christmas beers, ranked by seasonal cheer," 8 Dec. 2020 The Traditional garland, for example, uses fresh Blue and Scotch pine as a base and layers on pinecones, orange slices, clementine, and cinnamon sticks. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Pippa Middleton's Wedding Florist Is Hosting Virtual DIY Wreath Classes," 23 Nov. 2020 Pour in the orange liqueur, vermouth, clementine or blood orange juice, white wine and rosé and stir to combine. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "Toast the holidays with these 5 festive cocktails you can make at home," 18 Nov. 2020 Instead of quince, cranberries and clementine juice combine to make a smooth, sweet jam-like paste. Los Angeles Times, "It’s out with the old, in with the new for Thanksgiving 2020," 15 Nov. 2020 On the crown of her head sits two cute clementine-sized buns, part of the middle sections of hair pulled up to create two asymmetrical little tousled poofs. Gabi Thorne, Allure, "Jennifer Lopez’s Space Buns Hairstyle Are Making Us Nostalgic for the ‘90s," 13 Mar. 2020 Long-lasting fruits: Think bananas, apples, grapefruit, oranges and clementines. NBC News, "Staying home due to the coronavirus? Here's what to stock in your fridge and pantry," 12 Mar. 2020 My soul in clementine, looking for the gravity dark matter imposes. Diane Mehta, The New Yorker, "Bunches of a Nest," 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of clementine

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clementine

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

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The first known use of clementine was in 1943

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“Clementine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of clementine

: a kind of orange that is small and sweet

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