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 (săt-so͞o′mə, sä-tso͞o′mä, sä′tso͞o-mä′)
1. A seedless mandarin orange originally cultivated in Japan.
2. Satsuma A Japanese porcelain.

[After Satsuma, a peninsula of southwest Kyushu, Japan.]


(Placename) a former province of SW Japan, on S Kyushu: famous for its porcelain


1. (Plants) a small citrus tree, Citrus nobilis var. unshiu, cultivated, esp in Japan, for its edible fruit
2. (Plants) the fruit of this tree, which has a loose rind and easily separable segments
[C19: originally from the province of Satsuma, Japan]


(sætˈsu mə, ˈsæt sə mə)

a former province on S Kyushu, in SW Japan: famous for its porcelain ware.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Satsuma - a variety of mandarin orangesatsuma - a variety of mandarin orange  
satsuma - medium-sized largely seedless mandarin orange with thin smooth skin
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
2.satsuma - medium-sized largely seedless mandarin orange with thin smooth skin
mandarin orange, mandarin - a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China
satsuma, satsuma tree - a variety of mandarin orange


[ˌsætˈsuːmə] Nsatsuma f


[sætˈsuːmə] n (= fruit) → satsuma f


nSatsuma f


[ˌsætˈsuːmə] nsatsuma tipo di mandarino
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Scoop the mincemeat into a bowl and add the satsumas, apple and zest.
Bake-Off's Mel Giedroyc narrates the video clips, which include floating satsumas, a tortoise that performs a trick, and hypnotism gone wrong.
2 Better than drinking orange juice alone, satsumas contain fibre, which fills you up, helps keep the colon healthy, controls blood sugar and also lowers any raised cholesterol.
Satsumas, dates, nuts and dried fruit are also on everyone's shopping list and many people try new exotic varieties of fruit for the first time at Christmas.
HMI told the court they found Clementines, satsumas and Bramley apples that "were of substandard quality", together with unlabelled cauliflowers and satsumas.
Dwi'n meddwl mai mandarins oedd yn un sach, clementines mewn un arall a satsumas yn y llall.
Satsumas are a type of mandarin orange, originally grown in China and Japan and now cultivated throughout the Southern United States.
We had to use satsumas from the hotel dining room and hockey balls as jacks and pieces of cloth for mats.
Apparently we now opt for easier and quicker-to-peel fruits, like satsumas and tangerines.
The fruit is in a three year decline as busy consumers switch to small "easy peeler" varietieslike clementines, satsumas and tangerines - which are easier to fit into lunchboxes and handbags.
Try cherry tomatoes, apples, celery or carrot batons, seedless grapes, satsumas, bananas or dried fruit.
Up until now the fruit has only been sold in Japan due to a decline in the demand for satsumas.