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2. A rich sauce served with duck, consisting of thickened stock flavored with the rind of bitter oranges, and often with lemon juice and sugar.

[French, from Provençal bigarrado, variegated, bigarade (bitter oranges possibly being so called from varieties with striated fruit or variegated foliage), from past participle of bigarrar, to variegate, from Middle French bigarrer : bi-, two (from Latin; see bi-1) + garre, of two colors (from Old French, of unknown origin).]
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1. a Seville orange
2. (Cookery) a sauce made with Seville oranges
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bigarade - any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruitbigarade - any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock
bitter orange, Seville orange, sour orange - highly acidic orange used especially in marmalade
genus Citrus - orange; lemon; lime; etc.
orange tree, orange - any citrus tree bearing oranges
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