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Definition of "orange" []

  • Any of several southeast Asian evergreen trees of the genus Citrus, widely cultivated in warm regions and having fragrant white flowers and round fruit with a yellowish or reddish rind and a sectioned, pulpy interior, especially C. sinensis, the sweet orange, and C. aurantium, the Seville or sour orange. (noun)
  • The fruit of any of these trees, having a sweetish, acidic juice. (noun)
  • Any of several similar plants, such as the Osage orange and the mock orange. (noun)
  • The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between red and yellow, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 590 to 630 nanometers; any of a group of colors between red and yellow in hue, of medium lightness and moderate saturation. (noun)
  • Of the color orange. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "orange" in a sentence
  • "When I say _this orange, yonder orange, one orange_, the words _this, yonder_, and _one_ do not tell the kind, but simply point out or number the orange, and limit the application of the word to the orange pointed out or numbered."
  • "The word orange comes from the Sanskrit word naranga, meaning “peach,” which of course is itself a color."
  • "Andre Debose, in orange, is all smiles with his family after signing his letter of intent to play for Florida."