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orange

noun or·ange \ ˈär-inj , ˈär(-ə)nj ; chiefly Northern & Midland ȯr-inj , ˈȯr(-ə)nj \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of orange

1 a :a globose berry with a yellowish to reddish-orange rind and a sweet edible pulp
  • He peeled an orange.
b :any of various small evergreen citrus trees (genus Citrus) with glossy ovate leaves, hard yellow wood, fragrant white flowers, and fruits that are oranges
2 :any of several trees or fruits resembling the orange
3 :any of a group of colors that are between red and yellow in hue
  • Orange is about midway between red and yellow in hue.

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Origin and Etymology of orange

Middle English, from Anglo-French orrange, araunge, from Old Occitan auranja, from Arabic nāranj, from Persian nārang, from Sanskrit nāraṅga orange tree


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orange

adjective

Definition of orange

1 :of or relating to the orange
2 :of the color orange

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Origin and Etymology of orange


Orange

adjective

Definition of Orange

:of, relating to, or sympathizing with Orangemen

Orangeism

play \ˈär-in-ˌji-zəm, ˈär(ə-)n-, ˈȯr-in-, ˈȯr(ə-)n-\ noun

First Known Use of orange

1795


Orange

geographical name Or·ange \ ˈär-inj , ˈär(-ə)nj , ˈȯr-inj , ˈȯr(-ə)nj \

Definition of Orange

1 city in southwestern California north of Santa Ana population 136,416
2 river 1300 miles (2092 kilometers) long in southern Africa flowing from the Drakensberg Mountains in Lesotho west into the Atlantic Ocean

Orange

geographical name \ ȯ-ˈräⁿzh \

Definition of Orange

city in southeastern France north of Avignon population 29,135


ORANGE Defined for English Language Learners

orange

noun

Definition of orange for English Language Learners

  • : a citrus fruit that is round and that has an orange skin

  • : a color between red and yellow that is like the color of fire and carrots


ORANGE Defined for Kids

orange

noun or·ange \ ˈȯr-inj \

Definition of orange for Students

1 :a color between red and yellow :the color of a carrot
2 :a sweet juicy citrus fruit with orange colored rind that grows on an evergreen tree with shining leaves and fragrant white flowers

Medical Dictionary

orange

noun or·ange \ ˈär-inj , ˈȯr- \

medical Definition of orange

1 a :a globose berry with a yellowish to reddish orange rind and a sweet edible pulp
b :any of various rather small evergreen trees (genus Citrus) with ovate leaves, hard yellow wood, fragrant white flowers, and fruits that are oranges
2 often capitalized :agent orange


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