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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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 Or think of citrus via a savory lens and combine slices of ripe, sweet orange with spicy, crunchy radishes, chopped olives and a simple dressing of vinegar and olive oil. Julia Turshen, sacbee, "There’s a payoff for patience | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Feb. 2018 Combine 1 cup of champagne, 1 cup of water, and 6 drops of sweet orange essential oil in a bowl. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "4 DIY Skincare Recipes That All Involve Alcohol," 5 Sep. 2017 Case in point: The new well line Street Pumas, custom-distilled in Spain with juniper, coriander, angelica, lemon peel, sweet orange peel, and bitter orange peel, blows the cheap stuff out of the water. John Debary, Bloomberg.com, "These Are Some of Our Favorite Spirits From 2017," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of sweet orange

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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