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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a seedless orange having at its apex a depression like a navel, containing a small, undeveloped secondary fruit
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A sweet, usually seedless orange having at its apex a navellike formation enclosing an underdeveloped fruit.