or·​ang·​ey | \ˈär-in-jē, ˈär(-ə)n-, ˈȯr-in-, ˈȯr(-ə)n-\
variants: or orangy

Definition of orangey 

: resembling or suggestive of an orange (as in flavor or color)

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Earl Grey and Constant Comment teas are nice here for their orangey aroma and flavor. Adam Ried,, "Recipes: Four ways to make summer sangria, with or without wine," 19 May 2018 The orangey creation will be joining Bud Light Lime as a citrusy riff off Bud Light, America’s best-selling beer. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Anheuser-Busch debuts summery new Bud Light Orange," 8 Apr. 2018 Wood floors: Homes with wood floors that haven't been updated in a while likely have a honey oak finish or even that orangey color from red oak. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "A dramatic home makeover to inspire you," 6 Apr. 2018 Turns out that the carpet in Metro’s trains, that grimy, orangey-brown, 1970s-era relic that is a source of both nostalgia and derision among riders, has a rather checkered past. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "The story behind the carpeting in Metro’s rail cars? It stinks.," 8 Feb. 2018 The references to illumination are of the moon, quite literally, with a round, orangey orb rising on the upstage scrim throughout the work's 25 minutes. Lauren Warnecke,, "In rare performance, choreographer Doug Varone takes to stage along with his dancers at Columbia," 9 Feb. 2018 Courtesy Slim-Fit Chinos Pair these orangey chinos with a cool graphic tee for a look that's put together but not stuffy. Christine Flammia, Esquire, "The Pants to Wear When You Don't Want to Wear Jeans," 1 Feb. 2018 Sauler decided to create training opportunities after discovering that some people who do cosmetic tattoos create a nipple by merely filling in a circle with orangey-pink tattoo ink. USA TODAY, "Tattoo artist creates 3D nipples, closure for breast cancer survivors," 19 Oct. 2017 The orangey reddish fruit that appear after the flower has died is one of the best sources of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) in the world. Christine Buckley, Bon Appetit, "How to Swap Exotic Superfoods for the Local Stuff," 19 July 2017

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1778, in the meaning defined above

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