bitter orange

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noun

See under orange(def 2).

Origin of bitter orange

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

Definition for bitter orange (2 of 2)

orange

[ awr-inj, or- ]
/ ˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr- /

noun

adjective

Origin of orange

1300–50; Middle English: the fruit or tree < Old French orenge, cognate with Spanish naranja < Arabic nāranj < Persian nārang < Sanskrit nāraṅga
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British Dictionary definitions for bitter orange (1 of 4)

bitter orange


noun

another name for Seville orange

British Dictionary definitions for bitter orange (2 of 4)

orange

/ (ˈɒrɪndʒ) /

noun

adjective

of the colour orange

Word Origin for orange

C14: via Old French from Old Provençal auranja, from Arabic nāranj, from Persian nārang, from Sanskrit nāranga, probably of Dravidian origin

British Dictionary definitions for bitter orange (3 of 4)

Orange

1

noun

(ˈɒrɪndʒ) a river in S Africa, rising in NE Lesotho and flowing generally west across the South African plateau to the Atlantic: the longest river in South Africa. Length: 2093 km (1300 miles)
(French ɔrɑ̃ʒ) a town in SE France: a small principality in the Middle Ages, the descendants of which formed the House of Orange. Pop: 27 989 (1999)Ancient name: Arausio (əˈraʊsɪəʊ)

British Dictionary definitions for bitter orange (4 of 4)

Orange

2
/ (ˈɒrɪndʒ) /

noun

a princely family of Europe. Its possessions, originally centred in S France, passed in 1544 to the count of Nassau, who became William I of Orange and helped to found the United Provinces of the Netherlands. Since 1815 it has been the name of the reigning house of the Netherlands. It was the ruling house of Great Britain and Ireland under William III and Mary (1689–94) and under William III as sole monarch (1694–1702)
(modifier) of or relating to the Orangemen
(modifier) of or relating to the royal dynasty of Orange
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Word Origin and History for bitter orange

orange


n.
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