- a slender, rounded stick, originally of orangewood, having tapered ends and used in manicuring, especially to push back the cuticles or clean the fingernails.
Origin of orange stick
An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
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- a small stick used to clean the fingernails and cuticles, having one pointed and one rounded end
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