blood orange

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

Origin of blood orange

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby blood orange Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blood orange in a sentence

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

    The Wisdom of Father Brown | G. K. Chesterton
  • Outside, by the cracked pool, it was coming on slow twilight and that magic, tropical blood-orange sky like a swirl of sorbet.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow
  • The field is a rich shade of red verging toward the hue of a blood orange, and again gleaming with far deeper shades.

  • 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

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

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