There are 3 definitions of orange in English:

orange1

Line breaks: or¦ange
Pronunciation: /ˈɒrɪn(d)ʒ
 
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noun

1A large round juicy citrus fruit with a tough bright reddish-yellow rind: eat plenty of oranges [mass noun]: a slice of orange [as modifier]: orange juice
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  • Slice each orange into 5mm rounds, trying to reserve as much juice as you can.
  • There was a tree toward the front, its branches laden with big, bright oranges.
  • When an orange is juiced, fibre and other health-giving elements are left behind.
1.1 [mass noun] chiefly British A drink made from or flavoured with oranges: a vodka and orange
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  • The student's friends thought it was likely that her drink, a vodka and orange, had been spiked either as she was at the bar or as she was walking across the dance floor, as it was a large, open glass.
  • Dyer is putting on an exhibition of running around, sort of like a mini-Pete Sampras lookalike who's drunk too much fizzy orange.
  • Martin found he liked the strange new drink, but Jack wisely made his next drink orange and lemonade.
2 (also orange tree) The leathery-leaved evergreen tree which produces oranges, native to warm regions of south and SE Asia.
  • Genus Citrus, family Rutaceae: several species, in particular the sweet orange (C. sinensis) and the Seville orange
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  • Zhaar or orange flower water is an extract of the Bergamot orange tree.
  • Her romantic garden showcases David Austin roses, hydrangeas, camellias, orange trees and numerous perennial and annual plants.
  • They came to a connected room, full of oranges and palm trees.
2.1Used in names of plants with similar fruit or flowers to the orange tree, e.g. mock orange.
3 [mass noun] A bright reddish-yellow colour like that of the skin of a ripe orange: tones of golden brown and orange [count noun]: the most shocking of pinks and oranges
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  • We mean really bright colours like orange, yellow, red, and green.
  • For those wanting something more bright, there are colours like orange, green, and lemon.
  • ‘We are the only school in the country that has orange as its primary colour,’ director of athletics Jake Crouthamel outlined.
4 [with modifier] A butterfly with mainly or partly orange wings.
  • Several species in the family Pieridae, in particular American species in the genera Colias and Eurema

adjective

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Reddish yellow: an orange glow in the sky
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  • Its creamy yellow to deep orange flowers glow like sunshine even on the darkest day until the frost finally kills them at the end of the year.
  • The city was gorgeous during the fall, the yellow and orange leaves really giving the streets a special glow.
  • Yellow or orange flame means one is wasting gas.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French orenge (in the phrase pomme d'orenge), based on Arabic nāranj, from Persian nārang.

Derivatives

orangey

(also orangy) adjective
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  • In Mary Dolman's two works, the orangy red fox lopes through a snowy scene with the sky above repeating the colour of the fox.
  • Mars becomes a lot more orangy, but I can't make out any particular shape, not without a tripod or something, anyway.
  • ‘For lips, there is a shift towards orangey reds or corals,’ says Molloy.

orangish

adjective
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  • By this time, the furniture is all covered with a light film of orangish dirt, the windows are grimy, and the garden, driveway and trees all look like they have recently emerged from a sea of dust.
  • Most of the nodules, when cut with a diamond saw, were translucent to opaque and whitish-gray, but some had a reddish to orangish tint.
  • It occurs as dark brown, red-brown, yellow-brown, orangish, and amber crystals.

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Orange2

Line breaks: Or¦ange
Pronunciation: /ˈɒrɪndʒ
 
, ɔʀɑ̃ʒ/
A town in southern France, on the Rhône, home of the ancestors of the Dutch royal house. See Orange, House of.

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Orange3

Line breaks: Or¦ange
Pronunciation: /ˈɒrɪn(d)ʒ
 
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adjective

Relating to the Orange Order: Orange marches
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  • When the security services blocked the Orange march, confrontation and rioting ensued.
  • Yet the Orange state in Northern Ireland was by its very definition never democratic.
  • A ruling is also due on the proposed Orange march at Drumcree next Sunday.

Derivatives

Orangeism

noun
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  • The defeat of hardline Orangeism and Unionism over the parades issue has added to the disillusionment, anger and the sense of bewilderment within a section of the Protestant community.
  • That includes the academic sympathisers with Orangeism.
  • The truth is, Orangeism is dying a slow and convoluted death.

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