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To approximate their taste, substitute tangerine juice for some of the lemon.
But Douglas and others have found that crested auklets emit octanal, a compound also found in tangerines.
Grapefruits can also be somewhat bitter, which may turn off people accustomed to honey-sweet tangerines.
The moss green turtleneck top was a fitted alternative to the typically boyish and oversize styles favored by Beckham, while a cascading, side-pleated skirt in tangerine was an elegant and autumnal choice.
Guests can enjoy a Shore Thing with Bacardi tangerine, pineapple juice, blue curacao and ginger beer ($12) or a Sharkey Temple, a classic Shirley temple with ginger beer and a shark on top ($5).
Inside the compact is a swirl of a peachy tangerine shade mixed with specks of gold and vanilla pearl, sort of like the ice cream.
With tip of a spoon, scrape out pulp and white pith from inside of tangerine peels and discard.
Cocktails will also be flowing, including the Fleeb Juice made with violet liqueur, rosebud syrup, lemon, Hendrick’s gin and champagne, and the Love Potion Morty-ni with tangerine Red Bull, Galliano liqueur and pisco.
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Did You Know?
When tangerine was first used in the mid-19th century it was an adjective we'd borrowed from French to describe people or things from or relating to the Moroccan city of Tangier. (The French name for "Tangier" is Tanger.) Within about a hundred years the noun tangerine was being used to refer to the fruit we now know by that name. Although tangerines were at one time thought to be native to Morocco, they are now thought to be indigenous to southeast Asia. As our definition explains, tangerines are technically a kind of mandarin orange-and mandarin is another word we got from the French. The French mandarine is most likely originally from the Portuguese word mandarim, which etymologists believe is probably from the color of a Chinese mandarin's robes.
TANGERINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tangerine for English Language Learners
: a small, sweet fruit that is like an orange with a loose skin which is easy to remove
: a deep orange-yellow color
TANGERINE Defined for Kids
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