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 for mandarin orange
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orange \Or"ange\ ([o^]r"[e^]nj), n. [F.; cf. It. arancia,
     arancio, LL. arangia, Sp. naranjia, Pg. laranja; all fr. Ar.
     n[=a]ranj, Per. n[=a]ranj, n[=a]rang; cf. Skr. n[=a]ranga
     orange tree. The o- in F. orange is due to confusion with or
     gold, L. aurum, because the orange resembles gold in color.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The fruit of a tree of the genus Citrus ({Citrus
        Aurantium). It is usually round, and consists of pulpy
        carpels, commonly ten in number, inclosed in a leathery
        rind, which is easily separable, and is reddish yellow
        when ripe.
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     Note: There are numerous varieties of oranges; as, the
           bitter orange, which is supposed to be the original
           stock; the navel orange, which has the rudiment of a
           second orange imbedded in the top of the fruit; the
           blood orange, with a reddish juice; and the horned
           orange, in which the carpels are partly separated.
           [1913 Webster]
     2. (Bot.) The tree that bears oranges; the orange tree.
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     3. The color of an orange; reddish yellow.
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     Mandarin orange. See Mandarin.
     Mock orange (Bot.), any species of shrubs of the genus
        Philadelphus, which have whitish and often fragrant
     Native orange, or Orange thorn (Bot.), an Australian
        shrub ({Citriobatus parviflorus); also, its edible yellow
     Orange+bird+(Zool.),+a+tanager+of+Jamaica+({Tanagra+zena">Orange bird (Zool.), a tanager of Jamaica ({Tanagra zena);
        -- so called from its bright orange breast.
     Orange cowry (Zool.), a large, handsome cowry ({Cypraea
        aurantia), highly valued by collectors of shells on
        account of its rarity.
     Orange grass (Bot.), an inconspicuous annual American plant
        ({Hypericum Sarothra), having minute, deep yellow
     Orange oil (Chem.), an oily, terpenelike substance obtained
        from orange rind, and distinct from neroli oil, which is
        obtained from the flowers.
     Orange pekoe, a kind of black tea.
     Orange pippin, an orange-colored apple with acid flavor.
     Quito orange, the orangelike fruit of a shrubby species of
        nightshade ({Solanum Quitoense), native in Quito.
     Orange scale (Zool.) any species of scale insects which
        infests orange trees; especially, the purple scale
        ({Mytilaspis citricola), the long scale ({Mytilaspis
        Gloveri), and the red scale ({Aspidiotus Aurantii}).
        [1913 Webster]

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.
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     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.
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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].
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mandarin orange
      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]
      2: a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China
         [syn: mandarin, mandarin orange]

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