Another variation replaces the anise with candied fruits like oranges, pineapples, and figs.
Yet people really expect us to believe that they won't pick strawberries or oranges?
Comparing scotch blends with malts is like comparing apples and oranges.
Duarte owns a small plot of land where she grazes cattle and grows beans, maize, bananas, and oranges.
Though we associate citrus with hot climates—Florida, Los Angeles—oranges and lemons actually thrive in winter.
A negro came across the river with his boat loaded with oranges.
You asked me if I loved you for the candy, but I didn't; I loved you for the nuts and oranges.
At last, the Italian finished with the oranges and returned to his chair.
Preparations of potatoes, lemons, and oranges were served out with good effect.
Heat in a double boiler the juice of six oranges and the grated rind of two.
c.1300, of the fruit, from Old French orange, orenge (12c., Modern French orange), from Medieval Latin pomum de orenge, from Italian arancia, originally narancia (Venetian naranza), alteration of Arabic naranj, from Persian narang, from Sanskrit naranga-s "orange tree," of uncertain origin. Not used as a color word until 1540s.
Loss of initial n- probably due to confusion with definite article (e.g. une narange, una narancia), but perhaps influenced by French or "gold." The name of the town of Orange in France (see Orangemen) perhaps was deformed by the name of the fruit. Orange juice is attested from 1723.
The tree's original range probably was northern India. The Persian orange, grown widely in southern Europe after its introduction in Italy 11c., was bitter; sweet oranges were brought to Europe 15c. from India by Portuguese traders and quickly displaced the bitter variety, but only Modern Greek still seems to distinguish the bitter (nerantzi) from the sweet (portokali "Portuguese") orange. Portuguese, Spanish, Arab, and Dutch sailors planted citrus trees along trade routes to prevent scurvy. On his second voyage in 1493, Christopher Columbus brought the seeds of oranges, lemons and citrons to Haiti and the Caribbean. Introduced in Florida (along with lemons) in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon. Introduced to Hawaii 1792.