from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See sour orange.
- n. A rich sauce served with duck, consisting of thickened stock flavored with the rind of bitter oranges, lemon juice, and sugar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bitter or Seville orange, Citrus Aurantium, variety Bigaradia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock
French, from Provençal bigarrado, from past participle of bigarrar, to variegate, from Old French bigarrer : bi-, two (from Latin; see bi-1) + garrer, to variegate (from garre, of two colors).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)