orange tree

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: tree - any citrus tree bearing orangesorange tree - any citrus tree bearing oranges  
orange - round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees
genus Citrus - orange; lemon; lime; etc.
citrus tree, citrus - any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
orangewood - fine-grained wood of an orange tree; used in fine woodwork
bigarade, bitter orange, bitter orange tree, Citrus aurantium, marmalade orange, Seville orange, sour orange - any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock
bergamot, bergamot orange, Citrus bergamia - small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in perfumery; Italy
Citrus sinensis, sweet orange tree, sweet orange - probably native to southern China; widely cultivated as source of table and juice oranges
Citrus nobilis, king orange, tangor, temple orange, temple orange tree - large citrus tree having large sweet deep orange fruit that is easily peeled; widely cultivated in Florida
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
An illumination broke over his whole face when he saw her and joined her under the orange tree.
The long line of little gray, weather-beaten houses nestled peacefully among the orange trees. It must always have been God's day on that low, drowsy island, Edna thought.
They waited a good while under the orange trees, till Madame Antoine came back, panting, waddling, with a thousand apologies to explain her absence.
It was very pleasant to stay there under the orange trees, while the sun dipped lower and lower, turning the western sky to flaming copper and gold.
Exploring, however, one of the side wings of the gallery, after making a sign to Porthos to explore the other, he saw, all at once, at his left, a tub containing an orange tree, which had been pushed out of its place and in its place an open aperture.
Mazarin came within three steps of D'Artagnan and pushed a spring in the wall; the slab turned and the orange tree resumed its place.
Meg's had roses and heliotrope, myrtle, and a little orange tree in it.
P.S.--Just as I had written the last word, a Kafir came up my avenue of orange trees, carrying a letter in a cleft stick, which he had brought from the post.
"That is true," said Maritornes; "and, faith, I relish hearing these things greatly too, for they are very pretty; especially when they describe some lady or another in the arms of her knight under the orange trees, and the duenna who is keeping watch for them half dead with envy and fright; all this I say is as good as honey."
I shall never forget the last glimpse which I had of the inn yard and its crowd of picturesque figures,all crossing themselves, as they stood round the wide archway, with its background of rich foliage of oleander and orange trees in green tubs clustered in the centre of the yard.
Thus, it is important to evaluate 'Navelina' sweet orange tree performance when grafted on other rootstocks to explore its total productive and quality potential under local conditions.
Telford College's Orange Tree restaurant was full to capacity for the event, which brought A-level students together with a range of potential mentors.