Definition of clementine
: a small nearly seedless citrus fruit that is probably a hybrid between a tangerine and an orange
Recent Examples of clementine from the Web
About a week later, Juli walked into the kitchen and saw a rat sitting proudly on a wooden crate of clementines.
The fragrance features notes of clementine, linden blossom, bergamot, violet leaf, cyclamen, jasmine sambac, vetiver and more.
Garden events STAFF REPORT Today Growing Citrus: From gourmet Meyer lemons to clementines, class attendees will learn how to get bountiful crops of juicy citrus fruit from Armstrong’s experts.
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Origin and Etymology of clementine
French clémentine probably from Clément Rodier, French priest who discovered the hybrid circa 1902
First Known Use: 1943See Words from the same year
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Definition of clementine for English Language Learners
: a kind of orange that is small and sweet
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