orange blossom


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orange blossom

n
(Plants) the flowers of the orange tree, traditionally worn by brides
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Orangenblüte

orange blossom

nfiori mpl d'arancio
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Kitty meanwhile had long ago been quite ready, and in her white dress and long veil and wreath of orange blossoms she was standing in the drawing-room of the Shtcherbatskys' house with her sister, Madame Lvova, who was her bridal-mother.
What with all the diamonds and white satin and tulle and lace and roses and orange blossoms, prim little Jane was almost lost to sight.
Had orange blossoms been invented then (those touching emblems of female purity imported by us from France, where people's daughters are universally sold in marriage), Miss Maria, I say, would have assumed the spotless wreath, and stepped into the travelling carriage by the side of gouty, old, bald-headed, bottle-nosed Bullock Senior; and devoted her beautiful existence to his happiness with perfect modesty--only the old gentleman was married already; so she bestowed her young affections on the junior partner.
How the men envy him who come to the wedding breakfast, and see her hanging on his arm in her white lace and orange blossoms. The dear, young, round, soft, flexible thing!
"I's g'wine back to Dixie, I's g'wine back to Dixie, I's g'wine where de orange blossoms grow, For I hear de chillun eallin', I see de sad tears fallin'-- My heart's turned back to Dixie, An' I mus'go."
The designer's taken his inspiration from traditional cottages and meadow gardens for his fresh scent, which features bergamot, lemon, blackcurrant, rose, Ceylon tea, powdery, orange blossom, and musk.
INGREDIENTS 600ml double cream 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste 1 tbsp orange blossom water 125g icing sugar, plus 2 tbsp 500g shortcake biscuits, plus 3 crushed 350g strawberries METHOD Line a 20cm cake tin or dish (either a square or rectangle works well) with cling film, leaving an overhang.
INGREDIENTS Serves 4 Meringue: 3 egg whites 120g caster superfine sugar 1 teaspoon orange blossom water Raspberry coulis: 250g fresh raspberries 1 tablespoon caster/ granulated sugar a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice To finish: 150g fresh blackberries 500g Greek yogurt METHOD 1.
Besides its toasty crunch and restrained sweetness, a hint of orange blossom water and plenty of nuts make Al Mousa's baklava possibly the best we've tried.
It's also known as mock orange as its fragrance is similar to that of orange blossom - delicious!
Tranquinatur uses traditional herbal products, including Valerian, passionflower, hawthorn, orange blossom and black horehound.
Get the latest looks with our top product tips Harking back to holidays in the French countryside, this sunny composition is rich with orange blossom, mandarin and neroli but retains a floaty lightness, much like the flight of the butterfly.