Definition of Blenheim Orange in English:

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Blenheim Orange

noun

An English dessert apple of a golden or orange-red variety which ripens late in the season.
Example sentences
  • The Blenheim Orange is one of the loveliest apples of all with its dry distinctive flavour.
  • Another favourite was Blenheim Orange which was often found in Christmas stockings just when the flavour was at its most rich and distinctive.
  • They must has been one of the first nurserymen to distribute Blenheim Orange, as it was not in wide circulation before 1818.

Origin

So named because it was discovered growing by the boundary wall of the Blenheim estate (see Blenheim1) in the 18th century.

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