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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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Parfois, elles accomplissent leur don en avancant des oranges ou des mandarines en guise de desserts.
Promenade par une nuit caline dans le lointain pays des mandarines, pour violon et piano.
Secretario, o assesor de los Mandarines [secretary or counselor of the mandarins], gan kung [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] gan teu' [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] chu vuen [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
837079 Oranges, mandarines, lemons, grapefruits, melons, pears, apples, grapes, pomegranates, peaches, plums, cherries, strawberries and all types of fresh fruits, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, artichokes, green beans, lettuces and in general all types of fresh vegetables and greens; all included in Class 31.
where, though the rich or the owners of large capitals enjoy a good deal of security, the poor or the owners of small capitals enjoy scarce any, but are liable, under the pretence of justice, to be pillaged and plundered at any time by the inferior mandarines, the quantity of stock employed in all the different branches of business transacted within it, can never be equal to what the nature and extent of that business might admit.