Definition of tangerine:
- orange (part of speech: adjective)
fruit (part of speech: noun)
- casaba melon,
- passion fruit,
If fortune smile at last upon our perseverance, we shall see, clinging to the lower surface of the stone which we have lifted, an edifice of a weather- beaten aspect, shaped like an over- turned cupola and about the size of half a tangerine orange.- "The Life of the Spider", J. Henri Fabre.
After this, as they couldn't reach an agreement, they changed the subject to rum punch, and argued a good deal as to the right quantities of lemon and sugar and nutmeg; and whether it was or was not improved by the addition of brandy, and how much; and an orange or so, and how many; and a tangerine, if you had it; and a tot of gin, if you had it left.- "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard", Eleanor Farjeon.
- "Carnival", Compton Mackenzie.