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navel orange

n.
A sweet orange that is usually seedless and has at its apex a navellike formation enclosing a small secondary fruit.

navel orange

n
(Cookery) a sweet orange that is usually seedless and has at its apex a navel-like depression enclosing an underdeveloped secondary fruit

na′vel or`ange


n.
a seedless variety of orange having at the apex a navellike formation containing a small secondary fruit.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.navel orange - seedless orange enclosing a small secondary fruit at the apexnavel orange - seedless orange enclosing a small secondary fruit at the apex
sweet orange - orange with sweet juicy pulp; often has a thin skin
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1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces 2 navel oranges (see notes) About 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 4 fresh wonton wrappers, cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips (see notes) 6 cups finely shredded cabbage 2 cups cubed cooked chicken Spicy soy-ginger dressing (recipe follows) 1 large avocado, cubed 4 green onions (including green tops), sliced diagonally 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
But a mega display of navel oranges really got shoppers' attention during a recent promotion.
Prices for Florida navel oranges are $37 for a full case, $19 for a half case (approximately 93 cents per pound); red grapefruit are $35 for a full case, $18 for a half case; tangerines are $28 for a half case.
NOTES: You can make this compote up to 4 hours ahead; cover and chill.</p> <pre> 4 navel oranges 2 pints strawberries 1/3 cup orange marmalade
"We've been receiving more supplies, such as navel oranges and minneolas, from California," says Tony Misasi, senior vice president of perishables for the Grand Union Co., Wayne, N.J.
* Navel oranges. Zones 7-9, 14-17: For a less common variety that grows well in Northern California, try 'Cara Cara', which has salmon-colored flesh and is a good choice for hot inland areas; 'Lane Late', a sweet-tasting variety that bears fruit from April to September, later than most navels; or the very sweet 'Trovita', which ripens May through June and is productive in both hot valleys and cool coastal areas.
NOTES: Juice-orange slices hold together better than those from navel oranges. If you are using a hot onion, put slices in a bowl and mix with 4 cups cold water, 2 table-spoons sugar, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and 1 tablespoon salt; gently squeeze the slices, separating the rings.
California navel oranges may be purchased by the case, approximately 40 pounds, for 95 cents per pound.
Consistent irrigation is key; fluctuating soil moisture can cause fruit splitting, especially of navel oranges.
Cara Cara navel oranges present no surface evidence that their segments are a rosy color.
Before long, 20,000 acres of the sweet navel oranges were growing in the Riverside area, thriving in the well-drained decomposed granite soil, cool but frost-free winters, and - typical of the region - imported water, in this case low-saline artesian water carried by the historic Gage Canal from the San Bernardino Mountains.
If your mouth waters for mandarin or navel oranges, get ready now for winter-ripening citrus.