sweet orange


Definition of sweet orange

1a : an orange (Citrus sinensis) that is probably native to southeastern Asia, has a fruit with a pithy central axis, and is the source of the widely cultivated oranges of commerce
b : a cultivated orange derived from the sweet orange and usually having fruit with a relatively thin rind and sweet juicy edible pulp
2 : the fruit of a sweet orange

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Thinly sliced, delicate hamachi is layered with pungent jalapeno and sweet orange segments,with olive oil adding a touch of richness to this light and refreshing compilation. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Japanese restaurant on Bardstown Road falls short of serving A+ sushi," 4 Sep. 2019 The original recipe, which is still in use today, remains a secret, but does include both bitter and sweet oranges as well as rhubarb. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The History of the Aperol Spritz," 24 Aug. 2019 Each glass is rimmed and garnished with sweet orange candy. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair announces new beers, drinks for this year," 29 July 2019 The sour orange made it to what is now the U.S. when the Spanish colonized Florida, where the tree was used primarily for its hardy rootstock, which was grafted with sweet orange. Allegra Ben-amotz, WSJ, "This Ingredient Lights Up a Dish Like No Other," 18 Dec. 2018 Expect dishes like chicken liver mousse, blended with herbs, cream and Scottish whisky and sealed with a sweet orange marmalade butter and served with hot toast. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Omakase Yume brings chefs' choice sushi to the West Loop, plus other restaurant news," 10 July 2018 This flourless orange cake is simple to make and scented with whole sweet oranges, vanilla, almonds and honey to create a truly irresistible gluten-free treat that’s perfect for any occasion. Time, "Weekend Recipe: A Flourless Orange Cake," 8 June 2018 The sweet orange glaze is optional; leave it off for a perfect breakfast or tea cake, or add the glaze for a more festive, special treat. Jill O'connor, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cookbook celebrates versatility of oranges," 26 Mar. 2018 This bright and flavorful salad gets pops of contrasting color and taste from sweet orange slices, succulent shrimp, and salty green olives. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Zesty Shrimp Salad with Couscous," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sweet orange

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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