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Oranges (fruit).
An orange tree.
See also Orange

English

Etymology

From Old French orenge, from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] arancia, from narancia, from Spanish naranja, from Arabic نارنج (nāranj), from Persian نارنگ (nārang), from Sanskrit नारङ्ग (nāraṅga), orange tree).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
orange

Plural
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  1. An evergreen tree of the genus Citrus such as Citrus aurantium.
  2. The fruit of an orange tree; a citrus fruit with a slightly sour flavour.
  3. (color) The colour of a ripe orange (the fruit); a color midway between red and yellow.
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Translations

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Derived terms

Adjective

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Positive
orange

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (color) Having the colour of the fruit of an orange tree; reddish-yellow.

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Trivia

  • It is commonly believed that "orange" has no rhymes. While there might not be any English dictionary words that rhyme exactly with "orange" ("door-hinge" comes close in US pronunciation), the English surname "Gorringe" is a rhyme, at least in UK pronunciation. See the Wikipedia article about rhymes for the word "orange"

French

Pronunciation

Noun

orange f. (plural oranges)

  1. orange (the fruit)
    Il pressa l’orange afin d’en extraire du jus. — He squeezed the orange to extract juice from it.

Derived terms

Adjective

orange (invariable)

  1. orange
    Les premiers TGV atlantiques étaient orange. — The first Atlantic TGV trains were orange.

German

Adjective

orange (not comparable)

  1. orange

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adjective

Inflections of orange
Comparation by mer and mest
Indefinite
singular
Common orange
Neuter orange, oranget
Definite
singular
Masc. orange
All orange
Plural orange, orangea

orange

  1. orange

Noun

orange

  1. orange (the colour)

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