clementine

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

Definition of clementine

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

Origin and Etymology of clementine

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


First Known Use: 1943


CLEMENTINE Defined for English Language Learners

clementine

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

Definition of clementine for English Language Learners

  • : a kind of orange that is small and sweet


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