sour orange

noun

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 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, "Young entrepreneurs are fueling a boom of chef-driven Filipino cuisine in North Texas," 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 | Mwake@al.com, al, "How this Mexican restaurant changes downtown Huntsville dining," 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. BostonGlobe.com, "Chef Jody Adams is joining the lineup at Time Out Market Boston (401 Park Drive) on Oct. 7, bringing," 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, "The No-Brainer Corn Salad We’re Eating All Summer," 21 June 2019 The farm is the place where Dave Anderson, who trained at the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, creates beer magic using unique flavors like sour orange and basil. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin loves beer so much that even the smallest towns have breweries," 12 June 2019 But there’s really no substitute for the complexity, depth of flavor and invigorating bite lurking under the knobbly skin of a true sour orange. Allegra Ben-amotz, WSJ, "This Ingredient Lights Up a Dish Like No Other," 18 Dec. 2018 Also known as sour orange, this citrus grows wild in the Yucatan peninsula. Allegra Ben-amotz, WSJ, "This Ingredient Lights Up a Dish Like No Other," 18 Dec. 2018 Like sour oranges, yuzu are not really for snacking. Nikita Richardson, Bon Appetit, "From Tangelo to Yuzu, 8 Rare and Delicious Citrus to Try Now," 17 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of sour orange

1748, in the meaning defined above

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“Sour orange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sour%20orange. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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