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|part of speech:
||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.
||the fruit of this tree.
||the color of this fruit when ripe.
were called "tangerine oranges" in the 1800s, because they were oranges imported from Tangier, a port city in Morocco.