navel orange
navel orange a"vel or"ange A type of orange in which the fruit incloses a small secondary fruit, the rind showing on the exterior a navel-like pit or depression at the apex. There are several varieties; they are usually seedless, or nearly so, and are much grown in California. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • navel orange — Orange Or ange ([o^]r [e^]nj), n. [F.; cf. It. arancia, arancio, LL. arangia, Sp. naranjia, Pg. laranja; all fr. Ar. n[=a]ranj, Per. n[=a]ranj, n[=a]rang; cf. Skr. n[=a]ranga orange tree. The o in F. orange is due to confusion with or gold, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • navel orange — ► NOUN ▪ a variety of orange having a navel like depression at the top containing a small secondary fruit …   English terms dictionary

  • navel orange — ☆ navel orange n. a seedless orange having at its apex a depression like a navel, containing a small, undeveloped secondary fruit …   English World dictionary

  • navel orange — navel ,orange noun count a type of orange that has no seeds …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • navel orange — noun seedless orange enclosing a small secondary fruit at the apex • Hypernyms: ↑sweet orange * * * noun, pl ⋯ anges [count] : a kind of orange that does not have seeds * * * ˌnavel ˈorange 7 [navel orange navel oranges] …   Useful english dictionary

  • navel orange — apelsininis citrinmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūtinių šeimos medingas, maistinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Citrus sinensis), auginamas atogrąžose ir paatogrąžiuose; jo vaisiai valgomi, iš jų gaminami gėrimai, kvapiosios… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • navel orange — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms navel orange : singular navel orange plural navel oranges a type of orange that has no seeds …   English dictionary

  • navel orange — noun Date: 1888 a seedless orange having a pit at the apex where the fruit encloses a small secondary fruit called also navel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • navel orange — noun a large seedless orange of a variety which has a navel like depression at the top containing a small secondary fruit …   English new terms dictionary

  • navel orange — /neɪvəl ˈɒrɪndʒ/ (say nayvuhl orinj) noun a kind of orange having at the apex a navel like formation containing a small secondary fruit. {US English (1840s) …   Australian English dictionary

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