clementine

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Etymology[edit]

From French clémentine, named for Clément Rodier, the French missionary said to have first bred it.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈklɛməntaɪn/, /ˈklɛməntiːn/

Noun[edit]

clementine (plural clementines)

  1. A type of small, sweet orange with a thin peel & some seedless varieties, the result of a cross between a tangerine and Seville orange. A clementine can be held in the palm of one's hand & is easy to peel.

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