Oriental meaning

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Of or relating to the countries of the Orient or their peoples or cultures; eastern.
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(biology) Of or designating the biogeographic region that includes South Asia south of the Himalaya Mountains and Southeast Asia from southern China to Borneo.
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Of or relating to the Oriental Orthodox Church.
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Lustrous and valuable.

Oriental pearls.

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(often offensive) An Asian, especially a South Asian, Southeast Asian, or East Asian.
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A domestic cat of a breed developed in Britain from the Siamese and other breeds, having a long slender body and either a long or short coat in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
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(old poet.) Eastern.
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Being corundum of gemstone quality, but resembling another gem.

Oriental topaz.

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Designating or of the biogeographic realm that includes Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and other associated islands.
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(old-fashioned) A person born in the East, including the Near East and the Far East, or a member of a people of those regions.
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A person born in the Far East or a member of a people of those regions.
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Alternative capitalization of Oriental.
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Alternative capitalization of Oriental.
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Of a pearl or other precious stone: having a superior lustre. [from 14th c.]
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(astronomy, astrology) Pertaining to the eastern part of the sky; happening before sunrise. [from 14th c.]
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Pertaining to the the regions east of the Mediterranean, beyond the Roman Empire or the early Christian world; of the Near East, the Middle East or the Far East, now especially relating to East Asia. [from 15th c.]
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Designating various types of aromatic tobacco grown in Turkey and the Balkans. [from 19th c.]
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A precious stone, especially an orient pearl. [from 14th c.]
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A member or descendant of the peoples and cultures of the Orient. [from 15th c.]
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A lily cultivar of a widely varied group, with strong scent.
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Origin of oriental

  • From Anglo-Norman oriental, Middle French oriental, from Latin orientālis (“eastern"), from oriÄ“ns (“orient").

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  • See Oriental.

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