See under mandarin (def 5).
(in the Chinese Empire) a member of any of the nine ranks of public officials, each distinguished by a particular kind of button worn on the cap.
(initial capital letter) the standard Chinese language.
(initial capital letter) a northern Chinese dialect, especially as spoken in and around Beijing.
a small, spiny citrus tree, Citrus reticulata, native to China, bearing lance-shaped leaves and flattish, orange-yellow to deep-orange loose-skinned fruit, some varieties of which are called tangerines.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Disporum or Streptopus, of the lily family, as S. roseus (rose mandarin) or D. lanuginosum (yellow mandarin) having drooping flowers and red berries.
an influential or powerful government official or bureaucrat.
a member of an elite or powerful group or class, as in intellectual or cultural milieus:
the mandarins of the art world.
of or relating to a mandarin or mandarins.
elegantly refined, as in language or taste.
(in the Chinese Empire) a member of any of the nine senior grades of the bureaucracy, entered by examinations
a high-ranking official whose powers are extensive and thought to be outside political control
a person of standing and influence, as in literary or intellectual circles
a small citrus tree, Citrus nobilis, cultivated for its edible fruit
the fruit of this tree, resembling the tangerine
noun 1. a female given name.
noun 1. a female given name. noun, plural rosemaries. 1. an evergreen shrub, Rosmarinus officinalis, of the mint family, native to the Mediterranean region, having leathery, narrow leaves and pale-blue, bell-shaped flowers, used as a seasoning and in perfumery and medicine: a traditional symbol of remembrance. noun (pl) -maries 1. an aromatic European shrub, Rosmarinus […]
noun 1. a female given name. noun (pl) -maries 1. an aromatic European shrub, Rosmarinus officinalis, widely cultivated for its grey-green evergreen leaves, which are used in cookery for flavouring and yield a fragrant oil used in the manufacture of perfumes: family Lamiaceae (labiates). It is the traditional flower of remembrance
noun 1. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.