orange

orange (or´enj)

1. The fruit of the orange tree, Citrus aurantium (family Rutaceae). 2. A color between yellow and red in the spectrum. For individual orange dyes, see specific name. [O.F. orenge, fr. Ar. naranj, the initial n being absorbed in Fr. article une]
bitter o. peel the dried rind of the unripe but fully grown fruit; a flavoring agent.
bitter o. peel, dried the dried outer part of the pericarp of the ripe, or nearly ripe, fruit; it contains not less than 2.5% v/w of volatile oil.
bitter o. peel, fresh the outer part of the pericarp of the ripe, or nearly ripe, fruit; used to prepare the tincture and the syrup.
bitter o. peel oil a volatile oil obtained by expression from the fresh peel of the bitter o.

 

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