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orange

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Or=ange

CIDE DICTIONARY

orangen. [F.; cf. It. arancia, arancio, LL. arangia, Sp. naranjia, Pg. laranja; all fr. Ar. nāranj, Per. nāranj, nārang; cf. Skr. nāranga orange tree. The o- in F. orange is due to confusion with or gold, L. aurum, because the orange resembles gold in color.].
  •  The fruit of a tree of the genus Citrus (Citrus Aurantium). It is usually round, and consists of pulpy carpels, commonly ten in number, inclosed in a leathery rind, which is easily separable, and is reddish yellow when ripe.  [1913 Webster]
    " There are numerous varieties of oranges; as, the bitter orange, which is supposed to be the original stock; the navel orange, which has the rudiment of a second orange imbedded in the top of the fruit; the blood orange, with a reddish juice; and the horned orange, in which the carpels are partly separated."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The tree that bears oranges; the orange tree.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The color of an orange; reddish yellow.  [1913 Webster]
Mandarin orange. See Mandarin. -- Mock orange (Bot.), any species of shrubs of the genus Philadelphus, which have whitish and often fragrant blossoms. -- Native orange, or Orange thorn (Bot.), an Australian shrub (Citriobatus parviflorus); also, its edible yellow berries. -- Orange bird (Zoöl.), a tanager of Jamaica (Tanagra zena); -- so called from its bright orange breast. -- Orange cowry (Zoöl.), a large, handsome cowry (Cypræa aurantia), highly valued by collectors of shells on account of its rarity. -- Orange grass (Bot.), an inconspicuous annual American plant (Hypericum Sarothra), having minute, deep yellow flowers. -- Orange oil (Chem.), an oily, terpenelike substance obtained from orange rind, and distinct from neroli oil, which is obtained from the flowers. -- Orange pekoe, a kind of black tea. -- Orange pippin, an orange-colored apple with acid flavor. -- Quito orange, the orangelike fruit of a shrubby species of nightshade (Solanum Quitoense), native in Quito. -- Orange scale (Zoöl.) any species of scale insects which infests orange trees; especially, the purple scale (Mytilaspis citricola), the long scale (Mytilaspis Gloveri), and the red scale (Aspidiotus Aurantii).
orangea. 
     Of or pertaining to an orange; of the color of an orange; reddish yellow; as, an orange ribbon.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

orange, adj. of or relating to Orangemen or their activities.

Derivative
Orangeism n.
orange, n. & adj.
--n.
1 a a large roundish juicy citrus fruit with a bright reddish-yellow tough rind. b any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Citrus, esp. C. sinensis or C. aurantium, bearing fragrant white flowers and yielding this fruit.
2 a fruit or plant resembling this.
3 a the reddish-yellow colour of an orange. b orange pigment.
--adj. orange-coloured; reddish-yellow.

Idiom
orange blossom the flowers of the orange tree, traditionally worn by the bride at a wedding. orange flower water a solution of neroli in water. orange peel
1 the skin of an orange.
2 a rough surface resembling this. orange pekoe tea made from very small leaves. orange squash Brit. a soft drink made from oranges and other ingredients, often sold in concentrated form. orange-stick a thin stick, pointed at one end and usu. of orange wood, for manicuring the fingernails. orange-wood the wood of the orange tree.
Etymology
ME f. OF orenge, ult. f. Arab. naranj f. Pers. narang

THESAURUS

orange

Catawba, Persian melon, Valencia orange, akee, alligator pear, ananas, apple, apricot, avocado, banana, bearberry, berry, bilberry, blackberry, cacao, candleberry, canistel, cantaloupe, capulin, casaba, checkerberry, cherimoya, cherry, citrange, citron, citrus, citrus fruit, civet fruit, crab apple, cranberry, currant, custard apple, damson, date, dewberry, elderberry, feijoa, fig, gooseberry, grape, grapefruit, guanabana, guava, honeydew, huckleberry, icaco, ilama, imbu, jaboticaba, jackfruit, jujube, kumquat, lemon, lime, lingonberry, litchi, loganberry, loquat, mammee apple, mandarin orange, mango, mangosteen, manzanilla, marang, mayapple, medlar, melon, mulberry, muscadine, muscat, muscatel, muskmelon, navel orange, nectarine, nutmeg melon, olive, papaw, papaya, passion fruit, peach, pear, persimmon, pineapple, pippin, plantain, plum, plumcot, pomegranate, prune, quince, raisin, rambutan, raspberry, red currant, strawberry, sugar apple, sugarplum, sweetsop, tangelo, tangerine, ugli fruit

ROGET THESAURUS

orange

Orange

N orange, red and yellow, gold, or, flame color, ocher, Mars'orange, cadmium, cardinal bird, cardinal flower, cardinal grosbeak, cardinal lobelia (a flowering plant), orange, ochreous, orange-colored, gold-colored, flame-colored, copper-colored, brass-colored, apricot-colored, warm, hot, glowing, orange, red and yellow, gold, or, flame color, ocher, Mars'orange, cadmium, cardinal bird, cardinal flower, cardinal grosbeak, cardinal lobelia (a flowering plant), orange, ochreous, orange-colored, gold-colored, flame-colored, copper-colored, brass-colored, apricot-colored, warm, hot, glowing.


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