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Meaning of MANDARIN

Pronunciation:  'mandurin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
  2. [n]  a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose-skinned citrus of China
  3. [n]  a high public official of the Chinese Empire
  4. [n]  any high government official or bureaucrat
  5. [n]  a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group
  6. [n]  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

MANDARIN is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: Beijing dialect, Citrus reticulata, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin dialect, mandarin orange, mandarin orange, mandarin orange tree
 See Also: Chinese, Chinese, citrous fruit, citrus, citrus, citrus fruit, Citrus reticulata, citrus tree, clementine, clementine tree, elitist, functionary, genus Citrus, mandarin, mandarin, mandarin orange tree, official, satsuma, satsuma, satsuma tree, tangerine, tangerine, tangerine tree



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Man`da*rin"\, n. [Pg. mandarim, from Malay mantr[=i]
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.

2. (Bot.) A small orange, with easily separable rind. It is
   thought to be of Chinese origin, and is counted a distinct
   species ({Citrus nobilis})

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