- Orange is a color made by mixing red and yellow.
An example of orange is the color of the California poppy.
- The definition of an orange is a round, sweet, juicy citrus fruit, yellow-reddish in color.
An example of an orange is a satsuma.
Beautiful orange Californai poppies.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a reddish-yellow, round, edible citrus fruit, with a sweet, juicy pulp
- any of various evergreen trees (genus Citrus) of the rue family producing this fruit, having white, fragrant blossoms and hard, yellow wood
- any of several plants or fruits resembling the orange
- reddish yellow
Origin: OFr orenge from ProvenÃ§al auranja (with spelling, spelled influenced, influence by Classical Latin aurum, gold, and amp; loss of initial n through faulty separation of article (grammar) un) from Spanish naranja from Arabic nāranj from Persian nārang from Sanskrit naranga, probably akin to Tamil naṛu, fragrant
- made with or from an orange or oranges
- having a flavor like that of oranges
Origin: prob. named for the orange groves therecity in SW Calif.: suburb of Los Angeles: pop. 129,000
- river in South Africa, flowing from NE Lesotho west into the Atlantic: c. 1,300 mi (2,092 km)
- former principality of W Europe (12th-17th cent.), now in SE France
- city in SE France: pop. 26,000
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- a. Any of several southeast Asian evergreen trees of the genus Citrus, widely cultivated in warm regions and having fragrant white flowers and round fruit with a yellowish or reddish rind and a sectioned, pulpy interior, especially C. sinensis, the sweet orange, and C. aurantium, the Seville or sour orange.b. The fruit of any of these trees, having a sweetish, acidic juice.
- Any of several similar plants, such as the Osage orange and the mock orange.
- The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between red and yellow, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 590 to 630 nanometers; any of a group of colors between red and yellow in hue, of medium lightness and moderate saturation.
- Of the color orange.
- Made from oranges.
- Tasting or smelling like oranges.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French pume orenge, translation and alteration (influenced by Orenge, Orange, a town in France) of Old Italian melarancio : mela, fruit + arancio, orange tree (alteration of Arabic nāranj, from Persian nārang, from Sanskrit nāraṅgaḥ, possibly of Dravidian origin).
- orˈang·y, orˈang·ey adjective