Valencia orange

noun

Va·​len·​cia orange və-ˈlen-ch(ē-)ə- How to pronounce Valencia orange (audio)
-len(t)-sē-ə-
: a sweet orange of a juicy thin-skinned cultivar grown in the U.S.

called also Valencia

Examples of Valencia orange in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This one’s mix of green tea leaf, Valencia orange and naturally calming blue lavender delivers up to 80 hours of soothing scents in a sleek, minimalist vessel. Sarah Grossbart, wsj.com, 24 Oct. 2023 Wild strawberry, Valencia orange and white tea notes come together with a mouth-watering finish. Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 This company is particularly known for brewing its signature Belgian White beer with a hint of Valencia orange. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 24 Feb. 2023 The bitter cold likely destroyed 98% of the current Valencia orange crop and 55% of grapefruit, according to Dale Murden, a citrus grower and president of Texas Citrus Mutual, a farmer organization. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, 25 Feb. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

after valencia, Spain

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Valencia orange was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Valencia orange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Valencia%20orange. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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