sweet orange


: 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
: a cultivated orange derived from the sweet orange and usually having fruit with a relatively thin rind and sweet juicy edible pulp
: the fruit of a sweet orange

Examples of sweet orange in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To channel this spring’s trending colors, consider the following citrus trees: key lime, Meyer lemon, sweet orange, bergamot orange, calamondin orange, and kumquat. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Apr. 2024 Last week, 7-Eleven announced its new seltzer flavors: lemon lime, green apple, sweet orange and...hot dog. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 Tender, buttery spirals with a hint of cinnamon and a perfectly gooey sweet orange marmalade center make these orange rolls irresistible. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 1 July 2023 In the confections category, Monsoon Chocolate was nominated for its Reposado sweet orange margarita bon bon. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 23 Jan. 2024 To top off your spa-like experience, fresh sweet orange, herbal davana, and vanilla essential oils invigorate your senses for a non-caffeinated kick of energy. Anamaria Glavan, Allure, 19 Dec. 2023 These are perfect for stuffing those stockings and include Santa Claus smelling like vanilla to a donut that’s all about lemon vibes, snowflakes that scream cotton candy, stars with a hint of sweet orange, Christmas trees with a coconut twist, and Christmas stockings that smell like strawberries. Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 1 Dec. 2023 Tangy cranberries and sweet oranges combine to make this classic relish. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Nov. 2023 Its fall-forward scent, which includes notes of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and sweet orange, can burn up to 150 hours. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 11 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of sweet orange was in 1538

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“Sweet orange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20orange. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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