mandarin means: 1. This is a Chinese cooking style. Mandarin is literally “Chinese official” and suggests that this style of cooking represents the highest level of Chinese cuisine. 2. This citrus fruit has a loose, yellowish to orange rind and is easy to peel. It has an orange flesh color with a sweet taste. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does mandarin mean?

Any of the nine high-ranking officials of the Chinese Empire. (in Merlin Dictionary)

High-ranking government official, or bureaucrat. (in Merlin Dictionary)

An elite group of people, especially one with influence in cultural or intellectual circles. (in Merlin Dictionary)

A mandarin is a term that refers to or is reminiscent of one. (in Merlin Dictionary)

It is distinguished by its sophisticated and literary style or language. (in Merlin Dictionary)