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tangerine

tan·ge·rine

tangerine

pronunciation:
taen j rin [or] taen j rin
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a citrus tree bearing a type of mandarin orange that has a loose, reddish orange skin, a slightly flattened shape, and sweet, juicy, easily separated sections of pulp.
definition 2: the fruit of this tree.
definition 3: the color of this fruit when ripe.
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Tangerines were called "tangerine oranges" in the 1800s, because they were oranges imported from Tangier, a port city in Morocco.
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