Definitions

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

  • n. A seedless mandarin orange native to Japan and the hardiest commercial citrus fruit.
  • n. A Japanese porcelain. Also called Satsuma ware.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A seedless and easy-peeling cultivar of mandarin orange of Japanese origin; Citrus unshiu.

Etymologies

After Satsuma, a peninsula of southwest Kyushu, Japan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese place name in Kyushu, 薩摩, Satsuma. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A satsuma is a quintessential part of Christmas (although we don't seem to mind if it's a satsuma, clementine or any other orange citrus fruit).

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  • Siomio uji Sanron skibby ukiyo-e sansei skimmia ume Sapporo, adj. soba urushi sasanqua (or sodoku urushic acid Sasankwa) Soka Gakkai urushiol Sasebo, adj. soy urushiye sashimi soya wacadash satori soya bean waka satsuma soyate Wakayama, adj. satsuma ware soybean wakizashi sawara cypress soybean cyst warabi sayonara nematode wasabi sayonara, interj. soybean lecithin yagi sen soybean milk yakitori sendai, adj. soybean oil yakuza Sendai virus soybean oil meal Yamaguchigumi sentoku soy flour yamamai seppa soy frame Yamato-e seppa dai soymilk yamoto seppuku sugi Yawata, adj. sesshin suiseki yayoi, adj.

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  • Inevitably most flyers not flyerers are transported back to my flat in the bottom of my bag, soggy and covered in crumbs, hairgrips and satsuma peel.

    Isy Suttie: My Edinburgh

  • Apart from the completely fruity lines (like strawberry, mango, satsuma, papaya and so on), the products just smell a little manufactured (for lack of a better word).

    Fragrance etc. « Sunayana’s Blog

  • The boys move through the house, opening cupboards and shedding socks, leaving a Hansel and Gretel trail of chocolate coin foil, crumbs, used tissues and satsuma peel.

    Diary of a separation

  • We bought Meyer lemons, pistachios, avocados (we hit the tail end of their Zutano crop), and a couple of satsuma oranges.

    Finding Local Food on the California Roadside « Dyepot, Teapot

  • The top taste for me is also satsuma (mikan in Japanese), which has an interesting tale behind why it is so-called.

    Winter turns to Spring

  • I reckon I've got half a tomato, two thirds of the satsuma, but it'll take a braver man than me to attempt a grapefruit.

    One last thing... Gregg Wallace

  • Like the names of restaurant dishes here — "Creole cream-cheese cannoli with pistachios and satsuma sorbet" — the costumed performance feels like a seduction.

    New Orleans Done Over, Done Right

  • Pom Juice satsuma juice comes out of a tap in Ehime Prefecture

    Urban legends Japanese suspect might actually be true

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