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 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 Jac Ciardella sat at his kitchen table in New Jersey and inserted a syringe into a navel orange. Molly Longman,, 15 June 2020 Bloomsweet grapefruit and navel oranges are only slightly less cold tolerant. Calvin Finch,, 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,, 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,, 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of navel orange

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Navel orange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of navel orange

: a kind of orange that does not have seeds


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