sour orange

sour orange
noun
1. any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock
Hypernyms: ↑orange, ↑orange tree
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Citrus
Part Meronyms: ↑bitter orange, ↑Seville orange
2. highly acidic orange used especially in marmalade
Hypernyms: ↑orange

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noun
1. : a tree (Citrus aurantium) much used as an understock in grafting
2. : the fruit of the sour orange tree having somewhat bitter pulp and used especially im making marmalade — called also bitter orange, Seville orange

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sour orange
Citrus aurantium or its fruit, which is used to make marmalade
orange

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sour orange,
1. a bitter-tasting orange used especially in making Eau de Cologne and preserves.
2. the tree on which it grows, widely cultivated for its rootstock, on which sweet oranges and other citrus fruits are grafted.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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