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  • n. Citrus reticulata, Citrus nobilis (mandarin, satsuma, tangerine); a soft, loose-skinned tangerine.

Etymologies

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From Tamil  (nartei) through Afrikaans. Has been used in South Africa since 1790, but the first written recorded English use is by Lawrence Green in Tavern of the Seas, 1947.

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