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Definitions for tangerine
ˌtæn dʒəˈrin, ˈtæn dʒəˌrintan·ger·ine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tangerine, tangerine treenoun

    a variety of mandarin orange

  2. tangerinenoun

    any of various deep orange mandarins grown in the United States and southern Africa

  3. tangerineadjective

    a reddish to vivid orange color

  4. tangerineadjective

    of a strong reddish orange color

Wiktionary

  1. tangerinenoun

    Any of several varieties of mandarin oranges.

  2. tangerinenoun

    A tree that produces tangerines.

  3. tangerineadjective

    Of a deep yellowish-orange colour.

  4. Tangerinenoun

    A native or inhabitant of Tangier.

  5. Tangerineadjective

    From, or pertaining to Tangier

  6. Tangerineadjective

    Of, or related to, Blackpool Football Club

  7. Etymology: From fr, after Tangier, Morocco.

Wikipedia

  1. Tangerine

    The tangerine is a type of citrus fruit that is orange in color. Its scientific name varies. It has been treated as a separate species under the name Citrus tangerina or Citrus × tangerina, or treated as a variety of either Citrus reticulata, the mandarin orange, or Citrus × aurantium, the bitter orange. Citrus tangerina is also treated as a synonym of Citrus deliciosa. It is a group of orange-colored citrus fruit consisting of hybrids of mandarin orange varieties, with some pomelo contribution. The name was first used for fruit coming from Tangier, Morocco, described as a mandarin variety. Under the Tanaka classification system, Citrus tangerina is considered a separate species. Under the Swingle system, tangerines are considered a group of mandarin (C. reticulata) varieties. Some differ only in disease resistance. The term is also currently applied to any reddish-orange mandarin (and, in some jurisdictions, mandarin-like hybrids, including some tangors).Tangerines are smaller and less rounded than the oranges. The taste is considered less sour, as well as sweeter and stronger, than that of an orange. A ripe tangerine is firm to slightly soft, and pebbly-skinned with no deep grooves, as well as orange in color. The peel is thin, with little bitter white mesocarp. All of these traits are shared by mandarins generally. Peak tangerine season lasts from autumn to spring. Tangerines are most commonly peeled and eaten by hand. The fresh fruit is also used in salads, desserts and main dishes. The peel is used fresh or dried as a spice or zest for baking and drinks. Fresh tangerine juice and frozen juice concentrate are commonly available in the United States.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tangerinenoun

    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

Freebase

  1. Tangerine

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tangerine

    tan-je-rēn′, adj. relating to Tangiers on the Morocco coast.—n. a native of Tangiers: a Tangerine orange.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tangerine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tangerine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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