sat·​su·​ma | \ sat-ˈsü-mə How to pronounce satsuma (audio) , ˈsat-sə- \

Definition of satsuma

1 : any of several cultivated cold-tolerant mandarin trees that bear medium-sized largely seedless fruits with thin smooth skin
2 : the fruit of a satsuma

Examples of satsuma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kumquats, calamondin, Changsha tangerine and satsumas have the most cold tolerance. Calvin Finch,, "It’s time to seriously prepare your plants for the next San Antonio freeze," 21 Nov. 2019 Quintin's Natural on Toledano Street makes seasonal flavors of ice cream and sorbet; and that usually means satsuma or strawberry. Ann Maloney,, "King cake ice cream -- with a baby inside -- made in New Orleans," 25 Jan. 2018 Sourcing of ingredients: Small regional farms, including satsumas from the Zeringue Farm in Taft, Louisiana; strawberries and cucumbers from Fletcher Farms in Ponchatoula, Louisiana; mayhaws from Big Swamp Farms in Collins, Mississippi. Molly Kimball,, "2018 Eat Local Challenge: No need to go hardcore to dig in," 22 May 2018 The cakes are filled with almond paste and a cream cheese citrus filling using satsumas supplied by Press Street Gardens. Ann Maloney,, "King cake by the slice? It's easy to find in New Orleans," 11 Jan. 2018 Add sweet, juicy flair to your holiday by centering your table decor around satsumas, as Annabode + Co. did here. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "20+ Sophisticated Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas," 31 Oct. 2017 The dessert that stood apart was the airy beignets ($7.95) garnished with syrup flavored with satsuma oranges. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New Orleans meets supper club at Edgewater in Pewaukee," 17 Apr. 2018 Even though your satsuma sent out new growth to replace what was killed by the freezes, the tree is still dealing with freeze damage. Dan Gill,, "Even citrus trees that survived could still be suffering freeze damage," 31 Mar. 2018 From satsumas to pomelos, citrus fruits brighten up every winter fruit bowl and don’t need to be limited to snacking. Julia Turshen, sacbee, "There’s a payoff for patience | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of satsuma

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for satsuma

Satsuma, former province in Kyushu, Japan

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The first known use of satsuma was in 1882

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25 Nov 2019

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“Satsuma.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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