Meaning of ORANGE in English
n. & adj.
1. a a large roundish juicy citrus fruit with a bright reddish-yellow tough rind. b any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Citrus, esp. C. sinensis or C. aurantium, bearing fragrant white flowers and yielding this fruit.
2 a fruit or plant resembling this.
3 a the reddish-yellow colour of an orange. b orange pigment.
--adj. orange-coloured; reddish-yellow.
Phrases and idioms:
orange blossom the flowers of the orange tree, traditionally worn by the bride at a wedding. orange flower water a solution of neroli in water. orange peel
1. the skin of an orange.
2 a rough surface resembling this. orange pekoe tea made from very small leaves. orange squash Brit. a soft drink made from oranges and other ingredients, often sold in concentrated form. orange-stick a thin stick, pointed at one end and usu. of orange wood, for manicuring the fingernails. orange-wood the wood of the orange tree.
Etymology: ME f. OF orenge, ult. f. Arab. naranj f. Pers. narang
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012