bi·​ga·​rade ˌbē-gä-ˈräd How to pronounce bigarade (audio)
: a brown sauce flavored with the juice and grated rind of oranges

Examples of bigarade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inspired by the Amalfi Coast, notes of this limited edition gem include Corsican clementine, orange bigarade, Italian bergamot, jasmine sambac, bourgeon cassis, honeysuckle, ambrox, musk, and moss. Lindy Segal, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Jan. 2023 At the Barber’s has top notes of basil accord, black pepper essence and bigarade oil (the latter is bitter orange leaf oil, which has a green and subtle floral aroma). Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Dec. 2022 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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Word History


French, from Occitan bigarrado, from bigarra to variegate

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bigarade was in 1658

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Cite this Entry

“Bigarade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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