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mandarin orange

n.
1. A small spiny evergreen tree (Citrus reticulata) native to Southeast Asia, widely cultivated for its sweet edible fruit.
2. The small, loose-skinned, orange-yellow to deep orange-red fruit of this tree.

[French mandarine, from Spanish mandarina, feminine of mandarín, mandarin; see mandarin.]
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man•da•rin

(ˈmæn də rɪn)

n.
1. (in the Chinese Empire) a member of any of the nine ranks of public officials.
2. (cap.)
a. a more or less uniform spoken form of the Chinese language based loosely on the dialect of Beijing and used by officials in late imperial China.
b. the group of related Chinese dialects, including Mandarin and the modern standard language, spoken in SW, central, and N China and in Manchuria.
3.
a. a small spiny Chinese citrus tree, Citrus reticulata, bearing flattish orange-yellow to deep orange loose-skinned fruit.
b. this fruit, some hybrid varieties of which are called tangerines.
4. an influential or powerful government official or bureaucrat.
5. a member of an elite or powerful group or class.
adj.
6. of or pertaining to a mandarin or mandarins.
7. elegantly refined, as in language or taste.
[1580–90; < Portuguese mandarim, < Malay məntəri « Skt mantrin councilor]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mandarin orange - shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removedmandarin orange - shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to southeastern Asia
mandarin orange, mandarin - a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China
genus Citrus - orange; lemon; lime; etc.
citrus tree, citrus - any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
tangerine, tangerine tree - a variety of mandarin orange
clementine, clementine tree - a variety of mandarin orange that is grown around the Mediterranean and in South Africa
satsuma, satsuma tree - a variety of mandarin orange
2.mandarin orange - a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of Chinamandarin orange - a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China
citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit - any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions
clementine - a mandarin orange of a deep reddish orange color and few seeds
satsuma - medium-sized largely seedless mandarin orange with thin smooth skin
tangerine - any of various deep orange mandarins grown in the United States and southern Africa
Citrus reticulata, mandarin, mandarin orange, mandarin orange tree - shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to southeastern Asia
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Translations
mandarinkamandarinkovník
mandarínkamandarínkovník
mandarinamandarinovec
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Any type of citrus plant can grow in a container for a while, but it is best to buy a smaller variety such as Improved Meyer lemon, Bearss lime, Satsuma mandarin or kumquat for long term fruiting.
The log percent transfer of Salmonella to the edible portion on Satsuma mandarin was higher, at 0.22[+ or -]0.15%, than on the other citrus varieties, which ranged from -0.351% to -0.772%.
Qasemnezhad [16] stated that calcium treatment increases acidity in Satsuma mandarin compare in to the control.
Panonychus citri is also an important pest of satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marcovitch) in Alabama (English & Turnipseed 1940, Fadamiro et al.
Satsuma mandarin tangerines are good sources of vitamin A, providing up to 285 RAEs per 100 grams of fruit.
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The classical morphological classification of mandarin divides this species into four principal groups: Satsuma mandarin, common mandarin, Mediterranean 'Willowleaf' mandarin, and natural and man-made hybrids (Davies and Albrigo, 1994).
Some cultivars of satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Tan.) and kumquat (Fortunella spp.) have an erect growth habit, but with narrow trees, while others, such as pommelo (Citrus grandis) and 'Skagg's Bonanza' and 'Tulegold' navel oranges (Citrus sinensis) present more compact trees (GOLOMB, 1988).
Effect of rootstocks on tree growth, yield and fruit quality of 'Shirawaka' Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.).