Definition of tangerine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌtændʒəˈriːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtændʒəriːn//
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  1. 1 [countable] a type of small sweet orange with loose skin that comes off easily
  2. 2 [uncountable] a deep orange-yellow colour
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Tanger (former name of Tangier, a seaport on the northern coast of Morocco) + -ine. The fruit, exported from Tangier, was originally called the tangerine orange.

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