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noun

a slender, rounded stick, originally of orangewood, having tapered ends and used in manicuring, especially to push back the cuticles or clean the fingernails.

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Origin of orange stick

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
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orange stick

noun

a small stick used to clean the fingernails and cuticles, having one pointed and one rounded end
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