clementine

noun clem·en·tine \ ˈkle-mən-ˌtēn , -ˌtīn \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of clementine

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

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Origin and Etymology of clementine

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


CLEMENTINE Defined for English Language Learners

clementine

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Definition of clementine for English Language Learners

  • : a kind of orange that is small and sweet


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