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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small spiny evergreen tree (Citrus reticulata) native to southeast Asia, having sweet edible fruit.
  • n. The small, loose-skinned, orange-yellow to deep orange-red fruit of this tree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small citrus tree (Citrus reticulata) with fruit resembling the orange.
  • n. The fruit of this tree, smaller than an orange and oblate. In daily usage, it may include other similar citrus fruits like Citrus unshiu (satsuma or mikan) and Citrus tangerina (tangerine).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shrub or small tree (Citrus reticulata) having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to Southeast Asia.
  • n. Same as mandarin{7}.
  • n. See Mandarin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China
  • n. shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to southeastern Asia

Etymologies

French mandarine, from Spanish mandarina, feminine of mandarín, mandarin; see mandarin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Canned mandarin segments are peeled to remove the white pith prior to canning; otherwise, they turn bitter. Segments are peeled using a chemical process. First, the segments are scalded in hot water to loosen the skin; then they are bathed in a lye solution which digests the albedo and membranes. Finally, the segments undergo several rinses in plain water.
    _Wikipedia

    I always thought these things didn't look natural.

    January 30, 2008