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tangerine
American English: /ˌtændʒəˈrin/
British English: /tan(d)ʒəˈriːn/

Translation of tangerine in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (Botany, Cookery) (fruit)
    (tree) mandarino (masculine)
    tangerino (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Oranges and tangerines grow in the hilly regions of Nepal; mangoes in the Terai, the plain in the south of the country.
    • Arrange the lemon, tangerine, and blood orange segments on top and around the mousse cake.
    • Do you know those plastic string mesh bags they use to pack oranges, tangerines and grapefruit in?
    Example sentences
    • In his kitchen – a tangerine tree and redolent jasmine that he planted just outside – he seems a little sad, beaten.
    • Cherries, peaches, figs, apples, tangerines, lemons, and limes are among the many types of fruit trees that thrive in containers.
    • The court heard that an employee who was on the estate at 6 pm on February 6, 2004, noticed a tangerine tree shaking.
  • 2 (color)
    Example sentences
    • This spring and summer, white and cream colour schemes are accessorised with fruity colours such as tangerine, pink and lime green.
    • Blossoms are vibrant in bouquets too, especially when they're mixed in shades of deep orange-red, tangerine, and peach.
    • Now there is no denying some people don't suit certain colours ever, and in fairness some colours don't suit people ever viz. tangerine (but that is another story) so be careful.

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