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orange blossom

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The cherry and orange blossom are the two types of floral snow.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin
  • Waiting, she is down in Cairo, where the orange blossom blows.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • The best honey in Persia and in Florida is collected from the orange blossom.

    Locusts and Wild Honey John Burroughs
  • orange blossom was a cross-looking Princess of seventy-five, at least.

    The Royal Book of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • It was a lovely night, and the air was filled with the scent of the orange blossom.

  • The air was heavy with the scent of orange blossom, cape jasmine, and frangipani.

    Stevenson's Shrine Laura Stubbs
  • The scent of the orange blossom had become alive and confused everything.

    Prisoners Mary Cholmondeley
  • The table had a great display of chrysanthemums, and there was orange blossom in the significant place and a wonderful cake.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • One girl representing Wedding Cake can come with bridal veil, orange blossom wreath and shower bouquet.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
British Dictionary definitions for orange blossom

orange blossom

the flowers of the orange tree, traditionally worn by brides
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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