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Land means, in this connection, "countryside" (as the opposite of "city"), and a Pomeranze is a Seville or bitter orange (the one used in making marmalade). Hitched together, they refer to a girl or young woman from the countryside who has not yet learned how to behave like a city slicker. In particular, her unfashionably rosy cheeks betray where she came from.
Nowadays, the term can be used as a putdown of provincials of either sex. English "hayseed" has pretty much the same meaning.
[Source: Wild Things in the German Language: Kindle version | iBooks version]
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