Definition of ortanique in English:

ortanique

Line breaks: or¦tan|ique
Pronunciation: /ˌɔːtəˈniːk
 
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noun

  • A citrus fruit which is a cross between an orange and a tangerine, developed in Jamaica in the 1920s.
    • Citrus sinensis × reticulata, family Rutaceae
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    • There are large round dishes with ortaniques around the rim (an ortanique is a citrus fruit) and the word ‘Ortanique’ in the center.
    • Jamaican cooks have rediscovered their native tangy fruits, including ackee (the reddish-yellow fruit of an evergreen tree), carambola, and ortanique (a cross between an orange and a tangerine).
    • Ortanique. A citrus fruit, a Jamaican tangerine-orange hybrid; it contains more juice but has a tougher skin.

Origin

blend of orange, tangerine, and unique.

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