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Satsuma

species of plant

Satsuma[1] / sat-soo-muh/ .n. is a variety of tangerine with a loose skin. It's named after the former Japanese province of Satsuma. In the United Kingdom it is often associated with Christmas.

Citrus unshiu Marc.
MIKAN field.jpg
A mikan grove
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C. unshiu
A basket of mikan
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  1. It is commonly called mikan in Japan, satsuma in the UK, naartjie in Africa and mandarin or tangerine in Canada. In the United States, satsumas are most frequently marketed as tangerines. It is less commonly called satsuma tangerine, satsuma orange, or satsuma mandarin.

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