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[1] In Chinese cuisine, the peel of the mandarin orange, called chenpi, is used to flavor sweet dishes and sauces. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [300, 50] }}, 'increment': 0.05, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '555365', size: [160, 600] }}, This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 15:52. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, }); [18][5] Mandarins appear to have been domesticated at least twice, in the north and south Nanling Mountains. [20][4] Another group of mandarins, including some tangerines, Satsuma and King mandarins, show a greater pomelo contribution and derive from the limited-pomelo hybrids being crossed again, with sweet orange or pomelo, and likewise backcrossing in some cases, producing cultivars with moderate to high levels of pomelo introgression. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, var pbAdUnits = getPrebidSlots(curResolution); { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971067', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, The fruit that many eat (or drink the juice of) to start their morning actually holds a coveted spot in Chinese New Year proceedings. SMART Vocabulary: related … { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971068', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, [16], Historically, the Christmas fruit sold in North America was mostly Dancys, but now it is more often a hybrid. {code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/23202586/cdo_mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}, [1] The petioles are short, almost wingless or slightly winged. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654149' }}, filterSettings: { mandarin definition in English dictionary, mandarin meaning, synonyms, see also 'Mandarin Chinese',Mandarin collar',mandarin duck',mandarinate'. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '19042093' }}, var googletag = googletag || {}; For many, the arrival of Japanese mandarin oranges signaled the real beginning of the holiday season. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, Improve your vocabulary with English Vocabulary in Use from Cambridge.Learn the words you need to communicate with confidence. iasLog("setting page_url: - https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/mandarin"); It can be used as a spice for cooking, baking, drinks, or candy. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_pt", "entry"); A mandarin orange tree was transplanted not only for its relation with Kawakatsu ; with the name of " Tokijikuno Kakuno-konomi , " an ever-shining fruit , it was treated as a symbol of long life and auspiciousness since old times due to its always having dense leaves regardless of … { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, 'pa pdd chac-sb tc-bd bw hbr-20 hbss lpt-25' : 'hdn'">, Paul Williams - Funkystock/imageBROKER/GettyImages. 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Specifically it’s its shorter, squatter cousin—the mandarin orange—that gets all the special treatment. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446383' }}, The mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata), also known as the mandarin or mandarine, is a small citrus tree with fruit resembling other oranges, usually eaten plain or in fruit salads. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '705055' }}, window.ga=window.ga||function(){(ga.q=ga.q||[]).push(arguments)};ga.l=+new Date; { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971068', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [300, 250] }}, Reddish-orange mandarin cultivars can be marketed as tangerines, but this is not a botanical classification. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, }; var mapping_topslot_b = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[728, 90]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); [19], The Tanaka classification system divided domestic mandarins and similar fruit into numerous species, giving distinct names to cultivars such as willowleaf mandarins (C. deliciosa), satsumas (C. unshiu), tangerines (C. tangerina). { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446381' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_dc = english"); { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot_flex' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, {code: 'ad_topslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/23202586/cdo_topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195452', size: [336, 280] }}, storage: { mandarin noun [C] (FRUIT) (also mandarin orange) a small, sweet type of orange that has a thinner, looser skin. 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