Found 2 items, similar to Mandarin orange.
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Definition: mandarin orange
n 1: 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 [syn: mandarin
, mandarin orange tree
, Citrus reticulata
2: a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose-skinned citrus of China
English → English
Definition: Mandarin orange
([o^]r"[e^]nj), n. [F.; cf. It. arancia,
arancio, LL. arangia, Sp. naranjia, Pg. laranja; all fr. Ar.
n[=a]ranj, Per. n[=a]ranj, n[=a]rang; cf. Skr. n[=a]ranga
orange tree. The o- in F. orange is due to confusion with or
gold, L. aurum, because the orange resembles gold in color.]
1. The fruit of a tree of the genus Citrus
). It is usually round, and consists of pulpy
carpels, commonly ten in number, inclosed in a leathery
rind, which is easily separable, and is reddish yellow
Note: There are numerous varieties of oranges; as, the
, which is supposed to be the original
stock; the navel orange
, which has the rudiment of a
second orange imbedded in the top of the fruit; the
, with a reddish juice; and the horned orange
, in which the carpels are partly separated.
2. (Bot.) The tree that bears oranges; the orange tree.
3. The color of an orange; reddish yellow.
. See Mandarin
(Bot.), any species of shrubs of the genus
, which have whitish and often fragrant
, or Orange thorn
(Bot.), an Australian
shrub (Citriobatus parviflorus
); also, its edible yellow
(Zo["o]l.), a tanager of Jamaica (Tanagra zena
); -- so called from its bright orange breast.
(Zo["o]l.), a large, handsome cowry
), highly valued by collectors of
shells on account of its rarity.
(Bot.), an inconspicuous annual American plant
), having minute, deep yellow
(Chem.), an oily, terpenelike substance obtained
from orange rind, and distinct from neroli oil, which is
obtained from the flowers.
, a kind of black tea.
, an orange-colored apple with acid flavor.
, the orangelike fruit of a shrubby species of
nightshade (Solanum Quitoense
), native in Quito.
(Zo["o]l.) any species of scale insects which
infests orange trees; especially, the purple scale
), the long scale (Mytilaspis Gloveri
), and the red scale (Aspidiotus Aurantii