There are 2 definitions of satsuma in English:


Line breaks: sat|suma
Pronunciation: /satˈsuːmə


1A tangerine of a hardy loose-skinned variety, originally grown in Japan.
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  • 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 /also ˈsatsʊmə, -sjʊ-/ (Satsuma or Satsuma ware) [mass noun] 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-coloured 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.

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There are 2 definitions of satsuma in English:


Line breaks: Sat|suma
Pronunciation: /ˈsatsʊmə
A former province of SW Japan. It comprised the major part of the south-western peninsula of Kyushu island, also known as the Satsuma Peninsula.

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