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Synonyms for mandarin

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

a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group

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any high government official or bureaucrat

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a high public official of imperial China

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the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China

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Their research focuses on uncovering more details about the natural chemicals in mandarins that contribute to the fruit's pleasing flavor and on determining what causes changes in those flavors after the fruit is put into storage.
Before that happens, however, freshly picked mandarins are typically washed, then sprayed with a thin coating of a wax that's approved for this food use.
Freezing temperatures in December wiped out a quarter of California's mandarin, navel oranges and lemons, according to industry group California Citrus Mutual.
The mandarin category actually grew by +12% season-to-date through December 28[sup.
Heat a heavy-based frying pan and add duck, skin side down, with halved mandarins, cut side down.
Cook duck and mandarins, uncovered, for about 20 minutes until duck is tender and cooked.
In the first study, scientists at the National Institute of Fruit Tree Science surveyed 1,073 people who ate a high number of mandarins.
The best way to get your fix of the sprightly fruit is to head to the annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, where crisp autumn weather and a bit of fall color make a beautiful backdrop for food, crafts, and mandarins by the bushel.
Mandarins go to the best schools and think that, by dint of their education, they are indispensable to managing the massive machinery of the modern state.
The American meritocratic mandarins haven't followed this script.
To that end, Sacovich is working with citrus growers on test plots of mandarins.
Fuji and their unique farming techniques which help them cultivate the highest quality mandarins.
60% of California mandarins to be sold under the "Wonderful" label this fall; Paramount Citrus will develop new brand name for sweet, seedless fruit
Squeeze the juice from 2 of the mandarins and mix with the five-spice powder, vinegar, garlic and ginger.
According to supermarket chain Tesco, satsumas, clementines, mandarins and tangerines all fall under the mandarin umbrella but differ in genetics.