- the white flower of an orange tree, especially of the genus Citrus, much used in wreaths, bridal bouquets, etc.: the state flower of Florida.
- 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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Examples from the Web for orange blossom
You know, my first dress is going to be all orange-blossom; Mr. Fiorsen suggested that.
Faint, very faint, there was still the scent of orange-blossom.
A saucy apprentice is holding over the amorous pair a coronal, not of orange-blossom but of sausages!Franz Hals
An orange-blossom had dropped from her grasp, and lay neglected by her side; her life-hand never touched it more!The Funny Side of Physic
A. D. Crabtre
The veil was fastened with a bunch of tiny sprays of orange-blossom mingled with cypress and laurel—a strange combination.The Lady of the Shroud
- the flowers of the orange tree, traditionally worn by brides
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