sat·​su·​ma sat-ˈsü-mə How to pronounce satsuma (audio)
: any of several cultivated cold-tolerant mandarin trees that bear medium-sized largely seedless fruits with thin smooth skin
: the fruit of a satsuma

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This brilliant amber bourbon has a rich and decadent nose with butterscotch, toffee, vanilla, and hints of nectarine and satsuma adding to the complexity. The Courier-Journal, 12 Oct. 2022 Grandma Bee and Grandpa Pepper take a diverse group of kids through field and garden, pointing out rice fields, satsuma and pecan trees, strawberry plants, and catfish streams. Susan Larson,, 17 Dec. 2020 Fuji apples go into a tarte tatin with cultured cream, while the last of the season’s satsuma mandarins were juiced for a creamiscle pie. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Feb. 2022 Topics include new research on citrus canker in satsuma cultivars and post-disaster options for growers who experienced losses in the 2020 hurricane season., 7 Feb. 2021 Much of the food –like an amazing Duck Confit, served with satsuma jam and watercress— is sourced from Canty’s own farm in Maine. Jeanne O'brien Coffey, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021 Any sensitive plants such as citrus (including satsuma, grapefruit and kumquat) that were not covered and given a heat source will have extensive damage. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Feb. 2021 Admission, which begins at $500-$700 for a table for two and climbs to $800-$1000 for four, includes a three-course repast with selections including Gulf fish ceviche, Wagyu beef cheeks and satsuma pie. Doug Maccash,, 29 Dec. 2020 Egg rolls are stuffed with local boudin and lacquered with satsuma pepper glaze. Beth D'addono,, 11 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History


Satsuma, former province in Kyushu, Japan

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of satsuma was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Satsuma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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