An orange is a citrus tree that produces sweet-smelling white blossoms, and eventually, oranges. Orange, as in the bright color, comes from the name of the fruit and tends to be used for items we need to notice: like road construction signs and prison jumpsuits.

Oranges grow in warm places like Florida, California, and Brazil, where they are harvested to be eaten and made into juice and other products. The color of the orange, in varying hues, is also orange, a warm, sunny shade that falls between red and yellow on the color spectrum. The first orange trees probably grew in India, and the word itself has its roots in the Sanskrit naranga-s, "orange tree."

Primary Meanings of orange

any citrus tree bearing oranges
orange color or pigment; any of a range of colors between red and yellow
of the color between red and yellow; similar to the color of a ripe orange
Full Definitions of orange

n any citrus tree bearing oranges

orange tree
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Citrus aurantium, Seville orange, bigarade, bitter orange, bitter orange tree, marmalade orange, sour orange
any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock
Citrus bergamia, bergamot, bergamot orange
small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in perfumery; Italy
Citrus sinensis, sweet orange, sweet orange tree
probably native to southern China; widely cultivated as source of table and juice oranges
Citrus nobilis, king orange, tangor, temple orange, temple orange tree
large citrus tree having large sweet deep orange fruit that is easily peeled; widely cultivated in Florida
Type of:
citrus, citrus tree
any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds

n round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees

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temple orange
large sweet easily-peeled Florida fruit with deep orange rind
Seville orange, bitter orange, sour orange
highly acidic orange used especially in marmalade
sweet orange
orange with sweet juicy pulp; often has a thin skin
Jaffa orange
sweet almost seedless orange of Israel
navel orange
seedless orange enclosing a small secondary fruit at the apex
Valencia orange
variety of sweet orange cultivated extensively in Florida and California
Type of:
citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit
any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions

n orange color or pigment; any of a range of colors between red and yellow

reddish orange
an orange color closer to red than to yellow
a reddish to vivid orange color
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chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour
a color that has hue

n any pigment producing the orange color

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dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)

adj of the color between red and yellow; similar to the color of a ripe orange

being or having or characterized by hue

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