Orange

Definition of Orange

Or´ange   Pronunciation: ǒr´ĕnj
n.1.
1.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.
2.(Bot.) The tree that bears oranges; the orange tree.
3.The color of an orange; reddish yellow.
Mandarin orange
See Mandarin.
Mock orange
(Bot.) any species of shrubs of the genus Philadelphus, which have whitish and often fragrant blossoms.
Native orange
(Bot.) an Australian shrub (Citriobatus parviflorus); also, its edible yellow berries.
Orange bird
(Zool.) a tanager of Jamaica (Tanagra zena); - so called from its bright orange breast.
Orange cowry
(Zool.) 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
(Zool.) 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).
a.1.Of or pertaining to an orange; of the color of an orange; reddish yellow; as, an orange ribbon.

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