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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 man·da·rin /ˈmænd(ə)rən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Man·da·rin n.
 1. A Chinese public officer or nobleman; a civil or military official in China and Annam.
 7. Bot. A small flattish reddish-orange loose-skinned orange, with an easily separable rind. It is thought to be of Chinese origin, and is counted a distinct species (Citrus reticulata formerly Citrus nobilis); called also mandarin orange and tangerine.
 Mandarin language, the spoken or colloquial language of educated people in China.
 Mandarin yellow Chem., an artificial aniline dyestuff used for coloring silk and wool, and regarded as a complex derivative of quinoline.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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 [syn: mandarin orange, mandarin
           orange tree, Citrus reticulata]
      2: a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group
      3: any high government official or bureaucrat
      4: a high public official of imperial China
      5: a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose-skinned citrus of China
         [syn: mandarin orange]
      6: the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the
         official language for all of China [syn: Mandarin Chinese,
          Mandarin dialect, Beijing dialect]