Origin of orange
Definition for orange (2 of 4)
Definition for orange (3 of 4)
Definition for orange (4 of 4)
adjective French Cookery.
Origin of à l'orange
Examples from the Web for orange
It took me 1,015 strokes to see this shade of green in a world of orange, and my jaw nearly dropped.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He took a final mouthful of orange soda and glanced back at his girlfriend, Hutchins.Money, Murder, and Adoption: The Wild Trial of the Polo King|Jacqui Goddard|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There, Orange Scott ran the interurban, a turn-of-the-century electric trolley line that connected the boomtown with its exurbs.
His youngest son, Orange Scott, was a rough-and-tumble trickster and a terrible tease.
Scarecrows have been posted atop the lake dressed in orange suits and green hard hats.
Into a large wide mouthed bottle, put French brandy, and fresh rose leaves, or lemon and orange peel.
On the other hand, the work of Orange for the time was finished.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74|John Lothrop Motley
We must now move in the direction of the Orange River, where more activities were taking place.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)|Louis Creswicke
The lady sat down, and asked for a glass of orange water, to restore her strength after the shock she had received.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams|Charles Paul de Kock
But it was nothing to the burlesque which was shortly to be enacted on Orange River Station platform.On the Heels of De Wet|The Intelligence Officer
British Dictionary definitions for orange (1 of 3)
- the fruit of any of these trees, having a yellowish-red bitter rind and segmented juicy fleshSee also navel orange
- (as modifier)orange peel
Word Origin for orange
British Dictionary definitions for orange (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for orange (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for orange
c.1300, of the fruit, from Old French orange, orenge (12c., Modern French orange), from Medieval Latin pomum de orenge, from Italian arancia, originally narancia (Venetian naranza), alteration of Arabic naranj, from Persian narang, from Sanskrit naranga-s "orange tree," of uncertain origin. Not used as a color word until 1540s.
Loss of initial n- probably due to confusion with definite article (e.g. une narange, una narancia), but perhaps influenced by French or "gold." The name of the town of Orange in France (see Orangemen) perhaps was deformed by the name of the fruit. Orange juice is attested from 1723.
The tree's original range probably was northern India. The Persian orange, grown widely in southern Europe after its introduction in Italy 11c., was bitter; sweet oranges were brought to Europe 15c. from India by Portuguese traders and quickly displaced the bitter variety, but only Modern Greek still seems to distinguish the bitter (nerantzi) from the sweet (portokali "Portuguese") orange. Portuguese, Spanish, Arab, and Dutch sailors planted citrus trees along trade routes to prevent scurvy. On his second voyage in 1493, Christopher Columbus brought the seeds of oranges, lemons and citrons to Haiti and the Caribbean. Introduced in Florida (along with lemons) in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon. Introduced to Hawaii 1792.