Definitions for tangerineˌtæn dʒəˈrin, ˈtæn dʒəˌrin
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tan•ge•rineˌtæn dʒəˈrin, ˈtæn dʒəˌrin(n.)
any of several varieties of mandarin, cultivated widely, esp. in the U.S.
deep orange; reddish orange.
(adj.)of the color tangerine; reddish orange.
tangerine, tangerine tree(noun)
a variety of mandarin orange
any of various deep orange mandarins grown in the United States and southern Africa
a reddish to vivid orange color
of a strong reddish orange color
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
tangerine(noun)ˌtæn dʒəˈrin, ˈtæn dʒəˌrin
a small round orange fruit
Any of several varieties of mandarin oranges.
A tree that produces tangerines.
Of a deep yellowish-orange colour.
A native or inhabitant of Tangier.
From, or pertaining to Tangier
Of, or related to, Blackpool Football Club
Origin: From fr, after Tangier, Morocco.
a kind of orange, much like the mandarin, but of deeper color and higher flavor. It is said to have been produced in America from the mandarin
The tangerine is an orange-colored citrus fruit which is closely related to the mandarin orange. Taxonomically, it may be named as a subspecies or variety of Citrus reticulata; further work seems to be required to ascertain its correct scientific name. Tangerines are smaller than common oranges, and are usually easier to peel and to split into segments. The taste is considered less sour, but sweeter and stronger, than that of an orange. What can be considered by some to be a good tangerine will be firm to slightly soft, heavy for its size, and pebbly-skinned with no deep grooves, as well as orange in color. Peak tangerine season lasts from October to April in the Northern Hemisphere. Tangerines are most commonly peeled and eaten out of hand. The fresh fruit is also used in salads, desserts and main dishes. The peel is dried and used in Sichuan cuisine. Fresh tangerine juice and frozen juice concentrate are commonly available in the United States. The number of seeds in each segment varies greatly. A popular alternative to tangerines are clementines, which are sometimes called seedless tangerines and are also a variant of the mandarin orange.
Translations for tangerine
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of small orange that has a sweet taste and is easily peeled.
- فاكِهَة يوسُف أفَنْديArabic
- tangerinaPortuguese (BR)
- die MandarineGerman
- mandarina, clementinaSpanish
- jeruk keprokIndonesian
- limau tangerinMalay
- 橘子Chinese (Trad.)
- ايک قسم کا چھوٹا سنگترہUrdu
- quả quýtVietnamese
- 柑桔Chinese (Simp.)
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