Meaning of ORANGE in English


[or.ange] n [ME, fr. MF, fr. OProv auranja, fr. Ar naranj, fr. Per narang, fr. Skt naranga orange tree] (14c) 1 a: a globose berry with a yellowish to reddish orange rind and a sweet edible pulp b: any of various rather small evergreen trees (genus Citrus) with ovate unifoliolate leaves, hard yellow wood, fragrant white flowers, and fruits that are oranges

2: any of several trees or fruits resembling the orange

3: any of a group of colors that lie midway between red and yellow in hue

[2]orange adj (1542) 1: of or relating to the orange

2: of the color orange Orange adj (1795): of, relating to, or sympathizing with Orangemen -- Or.ange.ism n

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