tan·ger·ine (tăn′jə-rēn, tănjə-rēn′)
1. A widely cultivated variety of mandarin orange having deep red-orange fruit with easily separated segments.
2. A strong reddish orange to strong or vivid orange.
[Short for tangerine orange, after Tanger (Tangier), Morocco (the principal port from which the fruit was once shipped).]
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