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    What this citrus fruit is called in English?

    What are they called in English? What do you call this citrus fruit in English? We call them "Kinnow" in Pakistan. And I think they are also called "Kinnow" in Pakistani English. Unlike oranges, they are peeled off and separated into pieces/segments to be eaten.

    However, in other parts of the world they have different names. Like you may call them "Clementine" in the USA or "Tangerine" in the UK. May be I am wrong. "Tangerine" may be different from "Clementine" or may be "Tangerine" and "Clementine" are two different names of the same citrus fruit. Do let me know what the citrus fruit in the pictures is called in your part of the English speaking world.

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    Re: What this citrus fruit is called in English?

    Yup, I peel oranges that way and pull them apart, too.

    Is there a difference between tangerines and clementines? That's a question for finer minds than mine.
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    Re: What this citrus fruit is called in English?

    Those look like the very sweet citrus that appears in American stores around this time of year. They're variously called "clementines" or "mandarins". I think of them as a variety of tangerine.
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    Re: What this citrus fruit is called in English?

    I can never tell the difference between tangerines, clementines and mandarins either. I rely on the sign in the greengrocer's to tell me which one I'm buying! I just know they're all smaller than oranges, they're easier to peel and it's easier to separate the segments.
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    Re: What this citrus fruit is called in English?

    I don't worry about the distinctions either- they're all delicious and convenient.

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    Re: What this citrus fruit is called in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I don't worry about the distinctions either- they're all delicious and convenient.
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