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 For instance, our signature scent is a mashup of scents that would have been stowed away in her ship's hull, including, rosewood, cedar, lemon tree, dates, sweet orange, black pepper, incense, cardamon, vetiver, and patchouli. Paul Jebara, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 Her favorite is a blend of sweet orange, lavender and rosemary. Wendy Grossman Kantor, PEOPLE.com, 26 July 2021 Her kit includes eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, lavender, lemongrass and sweet orange scents. Anna Kuchment, Dallas News, 7 May 2021 It's all topped off by delicate hints of bitter or sweet orange peel. Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 Ashy Larry’s body butters, made in small batches in Minneapolis, forgo harsh chemicals in favor of natural oils and scents like sweet orange, rosemary and jasmine. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, 27 Nov. 2020 To experiment with different scents, snag a multipack of essential oils, like one from Artnaturals, which includes lavender, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, frankincense, sweet orange, lemongrass, and eucalyptus. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, 21 Oct. 2020 The Tonica Citrus has lemon and sweet orange notes that balance the bitter bark flavors. Dallas News, 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, 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of sweet orange

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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3 Oct 2021

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“Sweet orange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20orange. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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