Tangerines'

tangerine

[tan-juh-reen, tan-juh-reen]
noun
1.
Also called mandarin, mandarin orange. any of several varieties of mandarin, cultivated widely, especially in the U.S.
2.
deep orange; reddish orange.
adjective
3.
of the color tangerine; reddish-orange.

Origin:
Tang(i)er + -ine1

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tangerine (ˌtændʒəˈriːn)
 
n
1.  an Asian citrus tree, Citrus reticulata, cultivated for its small edible orange-like fruits
2.  the fruit of this tree, having a loose rind and sweet spicy flesh
3.  a.  a reddish-orange colour
 b.  (as adjective): a tangerine door
 
[C19: from Tangier]

Tangerine (ˌtændʒəˈriːn)
 
n
1.  a native of inhabitant of Tangier
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Tangier or its inhabitants

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tangerine
1842, from tangerine orange (1841) "an orange from Tangier," seaport in northern Morocco, from which it was originally imported to Britain. The place name is from L. Tinge. As a color name, attested from 1899.
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