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 for Citrus reticulata
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mandarin \Man`da*rin"\, n. [Pg. mandarim, from Malay mantr[imac]
     minister of state, prop. a Hind. word, fr. Skr. mantrin a
     counselor, manira a counsel, man to think.]
     1. A Chinese public officer or nobleman; a civil or military
        official in China and Annam.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence: A powerful government official or bureaucrat,
        especially one who is pedantic and has a strong sense of
        his own importance and privelege.
        [PJC]
  
     3. Hence: A member of an influential, powerful or elite
        group, espcially within artistic or intellectual circles;
        -- used especially of elder members who are traditionalist
        or conservative about their specialties.
        [PJC]
  
     5. The form of the Chinese language spoken by members of the
        Chinese Imperial Court an officials of the empire.
        [PJC]
  
     6. Any of several closely related dialects of the Chinese
        language spoken by a mojority of the population of China,
        the standard variety of which is spoken in the region
        around Beijing.
        [PJC]
  
     7. (Bot.) A small flattish reddish-orange loose-skinned
        orange, with an easily separable rind. It is thought to be
        of Chinese origin, and is counted a distinct species
        ({Citrus reticulata formerly Citrus nobilis); called
        also mandarin orange and tangerine.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Mandarin language, the spoken or colloquial language of
        educated people in China.
  
     Mandarin yellow (Chem.), an artificial aniline dyestuff
        used for coloring silk and wool, and regarded as a complex
        derivative of quinoline.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  mandarin orange \man`da*rin" or"ange\, n.
     1. A shrub or small tree ({Citrus reticulata) having
        flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and
        thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and
        easily removed; native to Southeast Asia.
  
     Syn: mandarin orange tree.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. Same as mandarin[7].
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Citrus reticulata
      n 1: shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with
           very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-
           orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to
           southeastern Asia [syn: mandarin, mandarin orange,
           mandarin orange tree, Citrus reticulata]

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