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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Her sour orange and sweet lime curd dessert with meringue, prickly pear granita, basil flowers and quince tossed in chile piquin sugar was dubbed best dessert of the night by Lakshmi. Emma Balter, Chron, 26 May 2022 What landed in front of me was a baseball-sized cream puff with a crunchy craquelin top, filled to order with caramelized banana creme diplomat and sour orange caramel. Kendra Vaculin, Bon Appétit, 17 May 2022 The Media-Noche sandwich of sour orange pork and Gruyère is another solid choice, and this one is available poolside, where a surprisingly large selection of the Six menu is offered at both cabanas and loungers around the rooftop double-pool space. Alissa Fitzgerald, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 Along with the onions, try the pineapple and sour orange pork belly starter for a citrusy zing to a traditionally prepared meat dish, or the cauliflower steak accompanied by a bola cheese puree. Shelby Knick, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Last week, for example, Fuschillo learned to make kimchi to top his mojo pork sandwich, which is marinated for 48 hours in a citrus bath of sour orange, oregano and garlic. Phillip Valys,, 22 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sour orange was in 1748

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“Sour orange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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