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Definition of "orange-tree" []

  • Any one of several species of trees belonging to the genus Citrus which bear oranges. See orange, 2, and citrus, 2. (noun)
  • In New Zealand, the tarata, Pittosporum eugenioides, so called from the odor of its leaves when crushed. Also called New Zealand orange-tree. See hedge-laurel and tarata. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "orange-tree" in a sentence
  • "St. Petersburg Times/Zuma Press Freeze Control: Cold December weather is thought to have protected orange-tree wood from January's subfreezing temperatures."
  • "David was enjoying his holiday sitting under an orange-tree with his wife, and father, and little Lucien, when the bailiff from"
  • "“Among the plants whose flowers bloom in the sunshine of fame,” said Canalis, impressively, “there is one, and the most magnificent, which bears like the orange-tree a golden fruit amid the mingled perfumes of beauty and of mind; a lovely plant, a true tenderness, a perfect bliss, and — it eludes me.”"