Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) orange color or pigment; any of a range of colors between red and yellow
  2. (noun, food) round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees
  3. (noun, object) a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean
  4. (noun, plant) any citrus tree bearing oranges
  5. (noun, substance) any pigment producing the orange color
  6. (adj, all) of the color between red and yellow; similar to the color of a ripe orange

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Origin of the word Orange

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. orenge (12c.), from M.L. pomum de orenge, from It. arancia, originally narancia (Venetian naranza), alt. of Arabic naranj, from Pers. narang, from Skt. naranga-s "orange tree," of uncertain origin. Loss of initial n- probably due to confusion with definite article (e.g. une narange, una naranci… more

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Words that sound like Orange

o ring, orang, orange juice, orangish, oreamnos, orinase, orinoco, ormosia, ouranos

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