mandarin

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  • The general name of a group of citrus fruits, Citrus reticulata, which are all generally sweet and have very easily separable thin orange skins and segments. Generally classified as: satsuma or unshui mandarin, Citrus unshui; Mediterranean mandarin, C. deliciosa; king mandarin, C. nobilis; and common mandarin, C. reticulata. The zest is not usually used except dried and ground as a spice.
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