orange blossom


Definition of orange blossom

1 : a white fragrant blossom that is the flower of the orange and is a favorite flower at weddings and a source of a fragrant oil used as an ingredient of eau de cologne
2 : birthroot
3 : mexican orange
4 : a cocktail consisting of gin, orange juice, and sugar or sometimes honey shaken with ice and strained before serving

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“Orange blossom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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