[klem-uh n-tahyn, -teen] /ˈklɛm ənˌtaɪn, -ˌtin/

a small, sweet variety of tangerine with orange-red skin.
[klem-uh n-tahyn, -teen; French kle-mahn-teen] /ˈklɛm ənˌtaɪn, -ˌtin; French klɛ mɑ̃ˈtin/
a female given name: derived from Clement.
/ˈklɛmənˌtiːn; -ˌtaɪn/
a citrus fruit thought to be either a variety of tangerine or a hybrid between a tangerine and sweet orange

“cross between tangerine and sour orange,” 1926, from French clémentine (1902). Originally an accidental hybrid said to have been discovered by (and named for) Father Clement Rodier in the garden of his orphanage in Misserghin, near Oran, Algeria. Introduced into U.S. and grown at Citrus Research Center in Riverside, Calif., as early as 1909.

1705, in reference to various popes who took the name Clement (see clement (adj.)), especially of the edition of the Vulgate issued due to Pope Clement V (1309-14).

fem. proper name, from fem. of Clement (see clement (adj.)).

An American folksong (see folk music). Its refrain is:

Oh my darling, oh my darling,
Oh my darling Clementine!
You are lost and gone forever,
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

(See also forty-niners.)


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