American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A widely cultivated variety of mandarin orange having deep red-orange fruit with easily separated segments.
- n. A strong reddish orange to strong or vivid orange.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to Tangiers, an important seaport of Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar.
- n. An inhabitant of Tangiers.
- n. [lowercase] A Tangerine orange. See orange. Also spelled tangierine.
- n. Any of several varieties of mandarin oranges.
- n. A deep yellowish-orange colour, like that of a tangerine fruit.
- n. A tree that produces tangerines.
- adj. Of a deep yellowish-orange colour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A kind of orange, much like the mandarin, but of deeper color and higher flavor. It is said to have been produced in America from the mandarin.
- adj. of a strong reddish orange color
- n. a variety of mandarin orange
- n. a reddish to vivid orange color
- n. any of various deep orange mandarins grown in the United States and southern Africa
- From French Tanger, after Tangier, Morocco. (Wiktionary)
- Short for tangerine orange, after Tanger (Tangier), Morocco. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The specific color Pantone has chosen is called "tangerine tango"—a brilliant shade of reddish orange that evokes a fireball as much as fruit.”
“With beef mignon, seared salmon, grilled tuna, and duck breast in tangerine sauce all on the menu, you won't lack for mouthwatering choices.”
“While mandarins and tangerines refer to the same citrus species they are both c. reticulata, the name tangerine has been used to describe a certain type of mandarin, those with a darker skin.”
“He feels sure his arthritis would handle the assembly, and he's so glad they mentioned that he probably needs that ottoman in tangerine (the new beige?).”
“Mrs. Thacher adapted this cookie recipe to highlight the Pixie tangerine, which is among the last to ripen every season; you can often find them as late as June.”
“The tangerine is a mandarin variant from the city of Tangiers.”
“The three on this day were "tangomonium," described as a tangerine-mango-like flavor; pomegranate; and their new seasonal flavor, pumpkin spice.”
“Ingredients for the cupcakes AND my beautiful new "tangerine" colored mixer!”
“Pair them with tops in trendy bright solids or prints, such as tangerine, jade or bright yellow.”
“Blending nontraditional flavors such as tangerine with red chili and apricot with basil.”
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