Definition of mikan in English:

mikan

noun

  • The fruit of any of several species of citrus (family Rutaceae) originally cultivated in Japan; especially a variety of mandarin orange, a satsuma.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Cocks (bap. 1565, d. 1624), merchant and East India Company servant. From Japanese mikan from mi- + -kan citrus (from Middle Chinese).

Pronunciation

mikan

/mɪˈkɑːn//ˈmɪkan/