Mandarin

[n] - 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 2. [n] - a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group 3. [n] - any high government official or bureaucrat 4. [n] - a high public official of the Chinese Empire ...
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Mandarin

Man`da·rin' noun [ Portuguese mandarim , from Malay mantrī minister of state, prop. a Hind. word, from Sanskrit mantrin a counselor, manira a counsel, man to think.] 1. A Chinese public officer or nobleman; a civil or military official in China and An...
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mandarin

1. A Chinese public officer or nobleman; a civil or military official in China and Annam. ... 2. <botany> A small orange, with easily separable rind. It is thought to be of Chinese origin, and is counted a distinct species (Citrus nobilis). ... <chemistry> Mandarin duck, an artificial aniline dyestuff used for colouring silk and wool, a...
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mandarin

mandarin orange noun a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China
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Mandarin

• (n.) A small orange, with easily separable rind. It is thought to be of Chinese origin, and is counted a distinct species (Citrus nobilis)mandarin orange; tangerine --. • (n.) A Chinese public officer or nobleman; a civil or military official in China and Annam.
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mandarin

in imperial China, a public official of any of nine grades or classes that were filled by individuals from the ranks of lesser officeholders who ... [1 related articles]
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Mandarin

Mandarin (Chinese) days xingqiyi [sheeng-chee-ee] 1st day (Monday) xingqier [sheeng-chee-urr] 2nd day (Tuesday) xingqisan [sheeng-chee-sahn] 3rd day (Wednesday) xingqisi [sheeng-chee-suh] 4th day (Thursday) xingqiwu [sheeng-chee-wuu] 5th day (Friday) xingqiliu [sheeng-chee-leo] 6th day (Saturday) xingqitian [sheeng-chee-tee-i...
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Mandarin

Mandarin (măn'durin) [Port. mandar=to govern, or from Malay mantri=counselor of state], a high official of imperial China. For each of the nine grades there was a different colored button worn on the dress cap. Mandarin Chinese. was the language spoken by the official class and was based o...
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Mandarin

Mandarin is the term applied by Europeans to government officials of every grade in China. The Chinese equivalent is kwan, which signifies literally a public character.
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Mandarin

Standard form of the Chinese language. Historically it derives from the language spoken by mandarins, Chinese imperial officials, from the 7th century onwards. It is used by 70% of the population and taught in schools of the People's Republic of China
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mandarin

Type of small orange
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Mandarin

[bureaucrat] ==History and use of the term== The English term comes from the Portuguese mandarim (early spelling, mandarin). The Portuguese word is amply attested already in one of the earliest Portuguese reports about China: letters from the imprisoned survivors of the Tomé Pires` embassy, which were most likely written in 1524, and in Ca...
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mandarin

A high government official or bureaucrat in imperial China. Mandarins were recruited from the upper class, selected through rigorous examinations and positioned in one of several ranks, with nobles and minor royals occupying the higher ranks.
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Mandarin

[late imperial lingua franca] Mandarin ({zh|t={{linktext|官話}|s={linktext|官话}|p=Guānhuà|l=official speech}}) was the common spoken language of administration of the Chinese empire during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It arose as a practical measure, to circumvent the mutual unintelligibility of the varieties of Chinese spoken in dif...
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