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    mandarin

    mandarin - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mandarin

    Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group Definition
    (noun) any high government official or bureaucrat Definition
    (noun) a high public official of imperial China Definition
    (noun) a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China
    Synonyms : mandarin orange
    Definition
    (noun) the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
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