or·​ang·​ish | \ ˈär-in-jish How to pronounce orangish (audio) , ˈär(-ə)n-, ˈȯr-in-, ˈȯr(-ə)n-\

Definition of orangish

: somewhat orange

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The illustrations are accurate, depicting orangish, halo-free spots against a dark blue/gray background. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Identifying this rare Idaho fish is tough. And it’s costly when you get it wrong," 19 Feb. 2018 Close relatives of humans, the long-haired, orangish primates are found only in Sumatra and Borneo in the wild. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "SC zoo is put on lockdown as orangutan escapes – again. Where would he go this time?," 22 Jan. 2018 The birds have white and black plumage, and a beak that’s variously described as being orangish-pink and reddish-orange. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Birders thrilled by unexpected appearance of Nazca Booby in San Diego," 18 Dec. 2017 The creamy, orangish base takes on its color from adding ½ cup or so of olive oil to the mixture with the blender running. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Blend, don't chop, for easy gazpacho," 1 Sep. 2017 Bornean orangutans’ long hair is usually an orangish-brown color, and they are known to be highly intelligent. National Geographic, "Extremely Rare Albino Orangutan Found in Indonesia," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of orangish

1888, in the meaning defined above

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