Definition of ortanique in English:

ortanique

noun

  • A citrus fruit which is a cross between an orange and a tangerine, developed in Jamaica in the 1920s.

    Citrus sinensis × reticulata, family Rutaceae

    • ‘Jamaican cooks have rediscovered their native tangy fruits, including ackee (the reddish-yellow fruit of an evergreen tree), carambola, and ortanique (a cross between an orange and a tangerine).’
    • ‘There are large round dishes with ortaniques around the rim (an ortanique is a citrus fruit) and the word ‘Ortanique’ in the center.’
    • ‘Ortanique. A citrus fruit, a Jamaican tangerine-orange hybrid; it contains more juice but has a tougher skin.’

Origin

Blend of orange, tangerine, and unique.

Pronunciation

ortanique

/ˌɔːtəˈniːk/