Meaning of ORANGE in English


/awr"inj, or"-/ , n.

1. a globose, reddish-yellow, bitter or sweet, edible citrus fruit.

2. any white-flowered, evergreen citrus trees of the genus Citrus, bearing this fruit, as C. aurantium (bitter orange, Seville orange , or sour orange) and C. sinensis (sweet orange) , cultivated in warm countries.

3. any of several other citrus trees, as the trifoliate orange.

4. any of several trees or fruits resembling an orange.

5. a color between yellow and red in the spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 590 and 610 nm; reddish yellow.

6. Art. a secondary color that has been formed by the mixture of red and yellow pigments.


7. of or pertaining to the orange.

8. made or prepared with oranges or orangelike flavoring: orange sherbet.

9. of the color orange; reddish-yellow.

[ 1300-50; ME: the fruit or tree orenge, c. Sp naranja naranj

narang naranga ]

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