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 for Mandarin yellow
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.
     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.
     5. The form of the Chinese language spoken by members of the
        Chinese Imperial Court an officials of the empire.
     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.
     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]

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