sour orange


Definition of sour orange

: a citrus tree (Citrus aurantium) that is used especially as a stock in grafting citrus also : its bitter fruit

called also bitter orange

Examples of sour orange in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chef’s masitas de puerco is a dish true to its Cuban roots, the bite-size pieces of pork marinated in sour orange, then cooked in lard and olive oil. Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2021 There’s top notes of sour orange, pink pepper and sea grass, with heart notes of cane, clove leaf and toquilla straw, with a base of breadnut, rhum agricole and, of course, vetiver. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 25 May 2021 There are many kinds of mojo sauce recipes, but Cuban mojo sauce is typically made with garlic, oil or lard, and sour orange juice. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, 26 Feb. 2021 For instance, her rendition of redfish blends Vietnamese influences with shrimp and roasted pork, fish sauce and miso aioli; her version of duck confit is an ode to autumn in Louisiana, with a sour orange pepper jelly and andouille jus. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, 12 Oct. 2020 Sour, tangy notes are a result of vinegars like palm and coconut, as well as calamansi, the country’s hybrid of sour orange and lime. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, 6 Mar. 2020 Also dug the citrus kicks on the cochinita pibil ($4.50) taco, with roasted pork shoulder, achiote, chiles anchos, sour orange and pickled red onions. Matt Wake |, al, 25 Feb. 2020 Culinary director Tom Berry incorporates commonly used ingredients like sour orange and lulo fruits, white sweet potatoes and black-eyed peas, bijol spices, and fufu dough., 3 Oct. 2019 The Acid Lime is a classic choice, but lemons, sour oranges, or even rice vinegar will do the job. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of sour orange

1748, in the meaning defined above

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20 Aug 2021

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“Sour orange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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