orlean

noun

or·​lean
ˈȯrlēən,
ȯrˈlē(ə)n
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

French orléane, by folk etymology (influence of Orléans, city in north central France) from New Latin orellana (specific epithet of Bixa orellana), after Francisco de Orellana †1549 Spanish soldier and explorer who discovered the Amazon on the banks of which annatto is common

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“Orlean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orlean. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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