Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A deep red-orange, often seedless mandarin orange.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to one of several ecclesiastics named Clement, especially— St. Clement, bishop of Rome in the first century;
  • Pope Clement V. (1305–1314);
  • Clement VII. (1378–1394), the first of the antipopes of Avignon.
  • noun One of a series of compilations attributed to St. Clement.
  • noun plural That part of the body of canon law which contains the collections made by Pope Clement V. of the acts of the Council of Vienne, a. d. 1311–12, with the addition of some of his decretals.
  • noun A follower of, or a believer in the authority of, the antipope Clement VII.
  • noun Same as methylene-violet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Clement, esp. to St. Clement of Rome and the spurious homilies attributed to him, or to Pope Clement V. and his compilations of canon law.

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  • noun A type of small, sweet orange, the result of a cross between a tangerine and Seville orange.

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

  • noun a mandarin orange of a deep reddish orange color and few seeds
  • noun a variety of mandarin orange that is grown around the Mediterranean and in South Africa

Etymologies

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

[French clémentine, after Father Clément, Rodier (1829–1904), French missionary in Algeria in whose orphanage the variety was found growing .]

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From French clémentine, named for Clément Rodier, the French missionary said to have first bred it.

Examples

  • Why doesn't spell checker like the word clementine?

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Why doesn't spell checker like the word clementine?

    It's an honour just to be nominated?

  • The clementine is a type of mandarin baptized by Father Clément Rodier at his Algerian orphanage in 1902.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • The clementine is a type of mandarin baptized by Father Clément Rodier at his Algerian orphanage in 1902.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • The clementine is a type of mandarin baptized by Father Clément Rodier at his Algerian orphanage in 1902.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • One of the distinguishing features of the clementine is the distinctive thin, leathery skin dotted with large and prominent oil glands, which is lightly attached around the fruit; enabling it to peeled very easily in comparison to other citrus fruits.

    KamlaLebur Kheer or Orange Kheer

  • On top of those 150,00 big Blumenthal puddings, it had to produce a smaller, individual-portion version with a clementine in the middle.

    Move over Heston Blumenthal, I know how to make the perfect Christmas pud

  • LadyLydiaSpeaks said ... such good ideas for the clementine box!

    One More Altered Box

  • Top notes of lemongrass and clementine leaves keep it crisp while a faint tease of lilac and lily soften it.

    Orange Blossoms

  • But I am still trying to break it up a little with the occasional clementine.

    still more puppy fix

Comments

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  • Clementine by Bobby Darin is a song that went to #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960.

    February 9, 2008

  • Also my favorite Decemberists song. Also an Elliot Smith song, covered by the Decemberists.

    February 12, 2008

  • And a tasty, tasty fruit!

    February 12, 2008