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mandarin

noun

1 mandarin

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.

synonyms: Citrus reticulata, mandarin orange, mandarin orange tree.

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Dutch: mandarijnenboom, Mandarijns, mandarijn
Polish: mandarynka



2 mandarin

A member of an elite intellectual or cultural group.

3 mandarin

Any high government official or bureaucrat.

Dutch: mandarijn

4 mandarin

A high public official of imperial China.

Polish: mandaryn

5 mandarin

A somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China.

synonym: mandarin orange.

Dutch: mandarijn, mandarijntje
Polish: mandarynka

6 Mandarin

The dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China.

synonyms: Beijing dialect, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin dialect.

Dutch: Mandarijn
Polish: język mandaryński, potonghua


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