navel orange

noun

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 Just like their cousin the navel orange, cara caras are seedless, too. Casey Barber, CNN, 22 Feb. 2022 After a cold spell decimated Riverside’s navel orange crop in 1913, the residents of Pachappa Camp left to look for work in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Frank Shyong Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 9 Oct. 2021 Heyming will outline Riverside’s citrus history (home of the state’s first navel orange tree) and provide guidance on the care of citrus and updates on Huanglongbing (HLB or citrus greening disease). Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2022 Carcara takes its name from Cara Cara, a red-fleshed navel orange variety that farmers typically harvest early to mid-December in southern Arizona. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 25 July 2021 Bernard grows mostly citrus with his wife, Vicki, in Riverside, where a pair of navel orange trees planted in 1871 marked the beginning of the area’s storied citrus industry. Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2020 Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye is a bottled Old Fashioned made with 84 proof straight rye whiskey, raw honey, navel orange peel, angostura bitters, and a pinch of rock candy. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 14 Oct. 2020 By 1886, entire towns like Rialto, Bloomington, Corona and Redlands were laid out around groves of Washington navel orange trees. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Eliza Tibbets started the first two seedling navel orange trees. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of navel orange

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Navel orange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/navel%20orange. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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