tangerine F

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ṬANJAH > TINGē

this name derives from the latin “tingē”, in turn from the arabic “Ṭanjah”, meaning “tangier“, tinge, a town in northern africa, the current tangier. 1) of a deep yellowish-orange colour. 2) tangerine was originally an adjective meaning "of or pertaining to, or native of tangier, a seaport in morocco, on the strait of gibraltar" and "a native of tangier." 3) the tangerine (citrus tangerina) is an orange-colored citrus fruit which is closely related to the mandarin orange.

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