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tangerine

[tan-juh-reen, tan-juh-reen] /ˌtæn dʒəˈrin, ˈtæn dʒəˌrin/
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.
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  • The walls are painted playful colors of lime, tangerine, and blueberry.
  • There is a tangerine glow in the south, blue darkness in the north, and in the darkness countless silver stars.
  • That's roughly equivalent to standing at one end of a football field and spotting a tangerine in the opposite end zone.
  • The couple settled into a tangerine-colored couch in the den and flipped on the television.
  • Peel the tangerine and muddle the fruit in a shaker.
  • Favorites include the tangerine juice and the açaí shake.
  • The noodles are nicely complemented by a tangerine salad.
  • Drizzle with tangerine juice, olive oil and shallots.
  • tangerine tomatoes are an heirloom variety of tomato.
  • The tangerine fruit is well known for its pleasant aroma, flavor and ease of consumption.
British Dictionary definitions for tangerine

tangerine

/ˌtændʒəˈriːn/
noun
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.
  1. a reddish-orange colour
  2. (as adjective): a tangerine door
Word Origin
C19: from Tangier

Tangerine

/ˌtændʒəˈriːn/
noun
1.
a native of inhabitant of Tangier
adjective
2.
of or relating to Tangier or its inhabitants
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Word Origin and History for tangerine
n.

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 Latin Tinge. As a color name, attested from 1899.

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