A tangerine of a deep orange-red North African variety that is grown around the Mediterranean and in South Africa.
- Tangerines are actually a type of mandarin orange as are clementines, but here in the US, the names are used interchangeably.
- What distinguishes the Corsican clementine from other varieties of clementines?
- Like tangerines and satsumas, clementines are often a feature of Christmas stockings.
1920s: from French clémentine, from the male given name Clément.
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