blood orange

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. blood level,
  2. blood libel,
  3. blood lily,
  4. blood meal,
  5. blood money,
  6. blood plasma,
  7. blood plasma fraction,
  8. blood platelet,
  9. blood poisoning,
  10. blood pressure

Origin of blood orange

First recorded in 1850–55

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Examples from the Web for blood orange

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



British Dictionary definitions for blood orange

blood orange

noun

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