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Recent Examples of tangerine from the Web
For the salad: In a large salad bowl, toss the tangerines, cabbage, carrots, radicchio, greens and chicken.
The flavor of tangerines, lemons, and limes was full and exhilarating.
Other fruit or juices popular in tiki cocktails include guava, lychee, mango, papaya, tangerine, tamarind and peach.
It's made with vanilla and tangerine soft serve that's wrapped in cotton candy and topped with Pop Rocks.
Believe, which was released during Britney’s mid-2000s breakdown, is a fruitchouli blend of guava, tangerine, honeysuckle, praline, and patchouli.
Second course: Prosciutto, Buffala mozzarella, plums, tangerine, pistachio, mint, basil, olive oil...
His go-to product for playing up cheeks is the Surratt Artistique Blush in shades of pink or tangerine.
Mandarina Bavaria, as the name implies, are hops that really taste of tangerine and other citrus fruits.
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Did You Know?
When tangerine was first used in the early 18th 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
Definition of tangerine for Students
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