bi·​ga·​rade | \ ˌbē-gä-ˈräd How to pronounce bigarade (audio) \

Definition of bigarade

2 : a brown sauce flavored with the juice and grated rind of oranges

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Recent Examples on the Web Created by Bertrand Duchaufour, the perfumer behind iconic fragrances like Dior’s Fahrenheit and the many hits of Comme des Garçons’ private label, the scent feels classic, but its blend of orange bigarade, chili, and ginger is far from traditional. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 7 July 2022 Bigarade is another name for bitter orange, and bigarade peel oil is the darkest of the citrus oils. New York Times, 12 May 2021

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First Known Use of bigarade

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bigarade

French, from Occitan bigarrado, from bigarra to variegate

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13 Jul 2022

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“Bigarade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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