Definition of clementine in English:


Syllabification: clem·en·tine
Pronunciation: /ˈklemənˌtīn, -ˌtēn


  • A tangerine of a deep orange-red North African variety that is grown around the Mediterranean and in South Africa.
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    • 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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