orange: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ôr'inj, or'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a globose, reddish-yellow, bitter or sweet, edible citrus fruit.
  2. any white-flowered, evergreen citrus trees of the genus Citrus, bearing this fruit, as C. aurantiumand C. sinensiscultivated in warm countries.
  3. any of several other citrus trees, as the trifoliate orange.
  4. any of several trees or fruits resembling an orange.
  5. a color between yellow and red in the spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 590 and 610 nm; reddish yellow.
  6. a secondary color that has been formed by the mixture of red and yellow pigments.
  1. of or pertaining to the orange.
  2. made or prepared with oranges or orangelike flavoring: orange sherbet.
  3. of the color orange; reddish-yellow.


Pronunciation: (ôr'inj, or'- Fr. ô&sylpränzh' for 3, 6), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of a European princely family ruling in the United Kingdom from 1688 to 1694 and in the Netherlands since 1815.
  2. a river in the Republic of South Africa, flowing W from Lesotho to the Atlantic. 1300 mi. (2095 km) long.
  3. a former small principality of W Europe: now in the SE part of France.
  4. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 91,788.
  5. a city in NE New Jersey, near Newark. 31,136.
  6. a town in SE France, near Avignon: Roman ruins. 26,468.
  7. a city in SE Texas. 23,628.
  8. a town in S Connecticut. 13,237.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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