a seedless variety of orange having at the apex a navellike formation containing a small secondary fruit.
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Origin of navel orange
First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for navel orange
a sweet orange that is usually seedless and has at its apex a navel-like depression enclosing an underdeveloped secondary fruit
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