Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. One of a series of compilations attributed to St. Clement.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A follower of, or a believer in the authority of, the antipope Clement VII.
  • n. Same as methylene-violet.

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

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

Etymologies

French clémentine, perhaps after Père Clément (fl. 1902), French missionary in Africa.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French clémentine, named for Clément Rodier, the French missionary said to have first bred it. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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!

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

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  • I was promised with clementine. .then selene still I got nothing over here ..

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  • Svedka vodka will have a number of special canine-themed cocktails for $5 each, such as the German Shepard Shirley Temple, with cherry vodka, ginger and grenadine, and the Bubbly Bulldog, made from clementine/orange vodka, Sprite and champagne.

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  • They'll also debut a drink called the Buderim Fizz, named for a ginger-producing region of Australia and made with Australian Puppeteer sparkling chardonnay, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur and a cube of crystallized ginger soaked in house-made clementine bitters.

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  • And a tasty, tasty fruit!

    February 12, 2008

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

    February 12, 2008

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

    February 9, 2008