Meaning of ORANGE in English

ORANGE

/ ˈɒrɪndʒ; NAmE ˈɔːr-; ˈɑːr-/ noun , adjective

■ noun [ C , U ]

1.

a round citrus fruit with thick reddish-yellow skin and a lot of sweet juice :

orange peel

an orange tree

freshly squeezed orange juice

orange groves (= groups of orange trees)

orange blossom

—see also blood orange

2.

( BrE ) orange juice, or a drink made from or tasting of oranges :

Would you like some orange?

A vodka and orange, please.

3.

a bright reddish-yellow colour

IDIOMS

see apple noun

■ adjective

1.

bright reddish-yellow in colour :

yellow and orange flames

2.

Orange related to or belonging to a Protestant political group which believes that Northern Ireland should remain part of the UK :

an Orange march

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Old French orenge (in the phrase pomme d'orenge ), based on Arabic nāranj , from Persian nārang .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.