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Mandarin Oranges
The name "Mandarin Oranges" is used to refer both to an orange and to a family of oranges that includes Dancys, Clementines, Honey, Pixie, Satsumas, Owari, King, Oneco, Ponkan and Willow Leaf. Technically, it really is just an "umbrella" name used to refer to the family. Producers and marketers, though, aren't yet sure whether to market Mandarins as one fruit, or to be clear to consumers that there are different kinds of Mandarin Oranges.

Mandarin trees are small, only growing up to about 25 feet tall (7.5 metres.) They have thin, spiny, thorny branches and small leaves, and produce small flowers. Mandarin Oranges will have anywhere from 9 to 15 easily-separated sections inside. The skin on some Mandarins is actually green. If people saw them on produce stalls, they would walk on by thinking the oranges weren't ripe yet.

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Meatballer
A Meatballer is a kitchen tool used to form balls of ground meat.

Most people form meat balls by hand. Reasons given for using a Meatballer instead include that the meat mixture can be messy to stick your hands into, that it can get stuck in ring parts, and that with a Meatballer, you produce more uniformly sized and shaped meat balls.

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