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orange blossom

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  1. the white flower of an orange tree, especially of the genus Citrus, much used in wreaths, bridal bouquets, etc.: the state flower of Florida.
  2. a cocktail made of gin, orange juice, and sugar, shaken together with ice.

Origin of orange blossom

First recorded in 1780–90
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Historical Examples

  • You know, my first dress is going to be all orange-blossom; Mr. Fiorsen suggested that.


    John Galsworthy

  • Faint, very faint, there was still the scent of orange-blossom.


    John Galsworthy

  • A saucy apprentice is holding over the amorous pair a coronal, not of orange-blossom but of sausages!

    Franz Hals

    Edgcumbe Staley

  • An orange-blossom had dropped from her grasp, and lay neglected by her side; her life-hand never touched it more!

  • The veil was fastened with a bunch of tiny sprays of orange-blossom mingled with cypress and laurel—a strange combination.

British Dictionary definitions for orange blossom

orange blossom

  1. the flowers of the orange tree, traditionally worn by brides
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