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

Examples of sweet orange in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Tonica Citrus has lemon and sweet orange notes that balance the bitter bark flavors. Dallas News, "Hooked on tonics: How tonic water went from medicinal to trendy cocktail mixer," 28 Aug. 2020 My New Favorite Way to Eat... Sweet Potatoes No kitchen of mine has ever been too crowded for a pile of nature’s sweet orange (or white or purple) starches. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "My Kitchen Is Small But I Swear It’s Mighty," 8 Apr. 2020 Mulled Wine, which features a spicy blend of cinnamon, clove, and sweet orange. Kelsey Mulvey, Marie Claire, "Outdoor Fellow's Winter Candles Are Ridiculously Cheap Right Now," 12 Mar. 2020 To experiment with different scents, snag a multipack of essential oils, like this one from Artnaturals, which includes lavender, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, frankincense, sweet orange, lemongrass, and eucalyptus. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "15 genius products people swear by for stress relief," 3 Mar. 2020 Thin-skinned, sweet oranges are the best choice for slicing and dry roasting. Washington Post, "8 recipes that add a little citrus sunshine to your winter table," 9 Jan. 2020 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

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First Known Use of sweet orange

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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8 Sep 2020

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“Sweet orange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20orange. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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