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trifoliate orange

noun

Definition of TRIFOLIATE ORANGE

:  a thorny Chinese tree (Poncirus trifoliata) of the rue family related to the citruses that has trifoliolate leaves and a sour yellow fruit resembling a small orange and that is grown for ornament or hedges or used as a rootstock for citrus fruits

First Known Use of TRIFOLIATE ORANGE

circa 1900

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