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Why is a clementine called a clementine and not a smaller orange? My husband wants to know.


Asked by robinsi2000 at 8:32 PM on Dec. 3, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • I would tell him one of two things "It just is" or "Because I said so" are my two favorites with my children!

    Answer by kabbot01 at 8:52 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • just to confuse men.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:33 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • To the best of my knowledge, a Clementine is a tangerine.

    Answer by Aprilmorgans at 8:33 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • According to wiki:

    "A clementine is the hesperidium of a variety of mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata), named in 1902.[citation needed] A clementine is an oblate, medium-sized citrus fruit. The exterior is a deep orange colour with a smooth, glossy appearance. Clementines separate easily into eight to fourteen juicy segments. They are very easy to peel, like a tangerine, but lack the tangerine's sourness and seeds."

    Answer by caitxrawks at 8:35 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • So basically it's just a different kind of mandarin orange :D

    Answer by caitxrawks at 8:36 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • clementines are tangerines.. theyre easy to peel, and in my opinion, they taste way better than oranges!!


    Answer by anestheticsex at 11:37 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • I bleieve that got that particular name bc of their origin. someone can check me on that but it's what came to mind.

    Answer by teri4lance at 1:44 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Clementines are a cross between a sweet orange and a mandarin tangerine. They are distinguished by their diminutive size and sweeter flesh from other tangerines, they are the tiniest of the mandarins. Their name is often attributed to Father Clement Rodier, in whose orchard they are said to have first been cultivated.


    Answer by jespeach at 4:30 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • lmao that last answer was retaaaarded

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

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