American English

Definition of orange noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɑrɪndʒ//
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1a round citrus fruit with thick reddish-yellow skin and a lot of sweet juice orange peel an orange tree freshly squeezed orange juice orange groves (= groups of orange trees) orange blossom see also blood orange
  2. 2a bright color that is between red and yellow a pale shade of orange purples and reds and deep shining oranges
  3. Idioms
    apples and oranges
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    used to describe a situation in which two people or things are completely different from each other They really are apples and oranges. They are both great but you can't compare apples and oranges. It's a totally different situation, it's apples and oranges.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: orange