Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hybrid fruit produced by crossing the hardy trifoliolate orange (Citrus trifoliata) and the common sweet orange.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A citrous fruit produced by a cross between the sweet orange and the trifoliate orange (Citrus trifoliata). It is more acid and has a more pronounced aroma than the orange; the tree is hardier. There are several varieties.
- n. more aromatic and acid tasting than oranges; used in beverages and marmalade
- n. more aromatic and acidic than oranges
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