Associations to the word «Mandarin»


MANDARIN, noun. (historical) A high government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire.
MANDARIN, noun. A pedantic or elitist bureaucrat.
MANDARIN, noun. (often pejorative) A pedantic senior person of influence in academia or literary circles.
MANDARIN, noun. A mandarin duck.
MANDARIN, noun. (informal) (British) A senior civil servant.
MANDARIN, adjective. Pertaining to or reminiscent of mandarins; deliberately superior or complex; esoteric, highbrow, obscurantist. [from 20th c.]
MANDARIN, noun. A mandarin orange; a small, sweet citrus fruit.
MANDARIN, noun. A mandarin orange tree, Citrus reticulata.
MANDARIN, noun. An orange colour.
MANDARIN, proper noun. Standard Mandarin, the official language of China and Taiwan, and one of four official languages in Singapore; Putonghua, Guoyu or Huayu
MANDARIN, proper noun. A branch of the Chinese languages, consisting of many dialects; Guanhua or Beifanghua.
MANDARIN CHINESE, proper noun. A group of related Chinese dialects spoken across most of northern and southwestern China.
MANDARIN CHINESE, proper noun. Standard Mandarin.
MANDARIN COLLAR, noun. A short unfolded stand-up collar on a shirt or jacket
MANDARIN DUCK, noun. A perching duck that has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face, Aix galericulata.
MANDARIN DUCKS, noun. Plural of mandarin duck
MANDARIN FISH, noun. A carnivorous freshwater fish, Siniperca chuatsi, from China.
MANDARIN FISH, noun. A colorful saltwater fish in dragonet family, Synchiropus splendidus, from the Pacific Ocean.
MANDARIN FISHES, noun. Plural of mandarin fish
MANDARIN ORANGE, noun. A small citrus tree (Citrus reticulata) with fruit resembling the orange.
MANDARIN ORANGE, noun. The fruit of this tree, smaller than an orange and oblate. In daily usage, it may include other similar citrus fruits like Citrus unshiu (satsuma or mikan) Citrus tangerina (tangerine).
MANDARIN ORANGES, noun. Plural of mandarin orange

Dictionary definition

MANDARIN, noun. 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, noun. A member of an elite intellectual or cultural group.
MANDARIN, noun. Any high government official or bureaucrat.
MANDARIN, noun. A high public official of imperial China.
MANDARIN, noun. A somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China.
MANDARIN, noun. The dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China.

Wise words

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