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satsuma 1

Pronunciation: /satˈso͞omə/


1A tangerine of a hardy loose-skinned variety, originally grown in Japan.
Example sentences
  • They are still grown around the Mediterranean, but have been partly ousted in commerce by the satsumas and clementines.
  • As regards fruit, I'm always tucking into clementines, satsumas, whatever they're called at the moment.
  • Other recent arrivals on supermarket shelves include an onion sweet enough to be eaten like an apple, miniature melons and the gratsuma - a cross between a grapefruit and a satsuma.
2 (Satsuma or Satsuma ware) Japanese pottery from Satsuma, ranging from simple 17th-century earthenware to later work made for export to Europe, often elaborately painted, with a crackled cream-colored glaze.
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  • Most of the Kyoto Satsuma ware was produced for export to Western countries.


Late 19th century: named after the province Satsuma.

Words that rhyme with satsuma

bloomer, boomer, consumer, Duma, humour (US humor), Nkrumah, perfumer, puma, roomer, rumour (US rumor), stumer, Sumer, tumour (US tumor)
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Satsuma 2

Pronunciation: /satˈso͞omə/ /ˈsatsəˌmä/
A former province of southwestern Japan that was located on the southwestern peninsula of Kyushu island, also known as the Satsuma Peninsula.
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