See under orange (def. 2).
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Origin of bitter orange
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
Words nearby bitter orange
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Example sentences from the Web for bitter orange
It has many handsome buildings, and its residential streets are shaded with live-oaks, water oaks and bitter-orange trees.
British Dictionary definitions for bitter orange
another name for Seville orange
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