MEANING: noun:
1. A member of one of nine ranks of public officials in the Chinese Empire.
2. A powerful government official or bureaucrat.
3. A member of an elite group, especially one having influence in intellectual or literary circles.
4. Capitalized: the official language of China.
5. A citrus tree, Citrus reticulata, that is native to China.

1. Of or relating to a mandarin.
2. Marked by refined or ornate language.


MACDARIN - Bobby, Scottish singer of popular songs in the 50s and after, including one notable one about MacHeath, the Knfe

MANDATIN' - Goin' around givin' orders, often without providin' funds to comply

MANNARIN - often used to determine a divorce settlement, to keep the "spouse in the mannarin which she has been accustomed"