navel orange


Definition of navel orange

: a seedless orange having a pit at the apex where the fruit encloses a small secondary fruit

called also navel

Examples of navel orange in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jac Ciardella sat at his kitchen table in New Jersey and inserted a syringe into a navel orange. Molly Longman,, "The Hidden Costs Of Starting A Family When Queer," 15 June 2020 Bloomsweet grapefruit and navel oranges are only slightly less cold tolerant. Calvin Finch,, "Backyard fruit trees in San Antonio: What you need to know," 9 Jan. 2020 This event starts at 5:30 p.m. Hours are Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fruits include navel oranges, red grapefruit, tangelos, tangerines and mixed fruit. Gabrielle Copeland Schoeffield,, "West Carroll: Christmas at Atlee House; cemeteries observing Wreaths Across America Day," 11 Dec. 2019 The Kiwanis Club of Westminster is holding its 42nd annual Florida Citrus Sale, offering navel oranges, pink grapefruit, juice oranges and Solzest mandarin oranges, direct from Florida. Lois Szymanski,, "Central Carroll: Capitol Steps making fun of politicians to benefit The Arc Carroll County," 18 Nov. 2019 An ode to Philly’s trendiest mascot, the Gritty Slush features four fruit juices (lemon, lime, blood orange, and navel orange), vodka, Aperol, and a thyme simple syrup. Grace Dickinson,, "The six summery drinks you need to try in Philadelphia this season," 6 June 2019 For varieties that ripen in winter such as navel oranges, do a final harvest to remove lingering fruit from the tree; for varieties that ripen year-round, such as Meyer lemons, clear out the oldest fruit to allow for new growth. Thad Orr, Sunset, "Your Essential Gardening To-Do List for April," 22 Jan. 2018 In particular, king-sized navel oranges look and taste spectacular. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "California citrus: Short crop long on flavor," 6 Feb. 2018 Unlike the navel orange, the blood orange is available only in December through May. The blood orange is an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C, and contains small doses of protein and potassium. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Fluent in French cooking?," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of navel orange

1856, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jun 2020

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“Navel orange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of navel orange

: a kind of orange that does not have seeds

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