blood orange



any of various sweet oranges having a dark-red pulp.

Origin of blood orange

First recorded in 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blood orange

Historical Examples of blood orange

  • His colour was curiously attractive, while partly tropical; it reminded one vaguely of a blood-orange.

  • Like the passing of a shutter across a calcium light: now blinding white, now blood-orange.

    Dust of the Desert

    Robert Welles Ritchie

British Dictionary definitions for blood orange

blood orange


a variety of orange all or part of the pulp of which is dark red when ripe
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