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naartjie

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Etymology

From Tamil nartei through Afrikaans. Has been used in South Africa since 1790, but the first written recorded English use is by Graham Green in the Tavern of the Seas 1947.

Noun

naartjie

  1. (South Africa) Citrus reticulata, Citris nobilis (mandarin, satsuma, tangerine); a soft, loose-skinned tangerine.

References

  • Jean Branford: A dictionary of South African English. Oxford 1978.
  • Google Language Tools.

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