blood orange


Definition of blood orange 

: a cultivated sweet orange having fruit with usually red pulp also : its fruit

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The dish’s intensity is modulated by chrysanthemum leaves strewn over the top; a puree of red bell pepper and sections of blood orange add a touch of sweetness and acidity. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Mister Jiu’s fulfills its vision with 3½ stars," 11 Apr. 2018 This veteran of the local craft-beer scene also made a splash by adding blood oranges to one of its core beers. Ronnie Crocker, Houston Chronicle, "A baker's dozen Houston breweries to try," 10 May 2018 Despite the ruby red interior, the blood orange tastes just like a navel orange. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Fluent in French cooking?," 3 July 2018 The Playa Blanca Margarita is made with Libelula Tequila, Combier triple sec, coconut creme and lime, and is garnished with a blood orange crisp. Grace Wong,, "8 boozy slushies you'll want to drink this summer," 24 May 2018 Grass Roots Ice cream is an adventure at Grass Roots, with 36 artisan flavors like honey lavender, rose chocolate, key lime pie, blood orange chocolate chip, lemongrass coconut and strawberry balsamic. Leeanne Griffin,, "25-Plus Popular Ice Cream Spots In Connecticut," 21 May 2018 There’s a blood orange sour and strawberry wheat ale on the way. Gary Dzen,, "Don’t knock the Naukabout," 12 Apr. 2018 The flavor of the ginger beer manages to stand out in any cocktail, from the traditional Moscow Mule to a ginger and apple cooler with a splash of maple syrup, or even a blood orange and tequila cocktail. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "What's the Difference Between Ginger Beer and Ginger Ale?," 13 Feb. 2018 Offer various fresh juices in clear pitchers—think grapefruit, blood orange, lime juice, and pomegranate juice—and cut the accompanying citruses to serve as an edible garnish. ELLE Decor, "Now *This* Is How You Throw a Grown-Up Pool Party," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of blood orange

1806, in the meaning defined above

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