Definition of orange blossom in English:

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orange blossom

Pronunciation: /ˈôrənj ˈbläsəm/

Entry from US English dictionary


1Flowers from an orange tree, traditionally worn by the bride at a wedding.
Example sentences
  • But every garden also harbors a number of microclimates that make a world of difference to plants: the chill air that helps set buds on an apple tree can freeze orange blossoms.
  • He gasped and fell to the floor between the two beds, the inexplicable scent of orange blossoms in his nose.
  • Here, on the hedges, and by the wayside, grew purple, green, and white grapes; lemons and oranges hung from trees in the woods; and the air was fragrant with myrtles and orange blossoms.
2A cocktail made of gin, sugar, and orange juice.
Example sentences
  • ‘I'll have the orange blossom,’ I said picking at random.

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Syllabification: or·ange blos·som

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