orange oil

noun

Medical Definition of orange oil

: an essential oil from orange peel or orange flowers: as
a : a yellow to deep orange oil obtained from the peel of the sweet fruit of the common cultivated orange (Citrus sinensis) and used chiefly as a flavor and perfume

called also sweet orange oil

b : a similar but bitter pale yellow or yellowish brown oil from the peel of the fruit of the sour orange (Citrus aurantium)

called also bitter orange oil

Learn More about orange oil

Cite this Entry

“Orange oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/orange%20oil. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

Comments on orange oil

What made you want to look up orange oil? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!