Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The blossom of the orange-tree, worn in wreaths, etc., by brides as an emblem of purity.
“You won't see an orange-blossom mead coming out of our shop, because we don't grow oranges up here," says Hamilton, a former psychotherapist who runs the business with his wife, Kim, a former teacher.”
“This classic Italian dessert is made by filling Pasta Frolla Italian short dough with a rich, ricotta filling that gets a nice, citrus lift from lemon zest and orange-blossom water.”
“Broom absolute is reminiscent of bees propolis and is vaguely orange-blossom like with undertones of tobacco and leather, and what I can see also as similar to black tea.”
“Such examples are: dibbs, a date syrup that is used as a natural sweetener in Iraq; orange-blossom water; pomegranate syrup (or pomegranate molasses), a dark, tart flavouring that I cannot do without; ras-el-hanout ("top of the shelf"), a spice mixture that can contain anything between 12 and 100 ingredients; and argan oil, from a nut native to Morocco.”
“If you are in the mood for fruit, a fruit salad is enlivened with rose water, orange slices are lifted with a touch of orange-blossom water, and apricots are simmered in a perfumed rose water and sugar syrup before being filled with cream and adorned with chopped pistachios the Turkish dessert Kaymakli Kayisi Tatlisi.”
“You will now have an idea of the ingredients preferred in desserts: fruit, sweetened and spiced nuts, and rose and orange-blossom waters.”
“If you prefer ice cream, try ones made with pistachios or almonds, or even the traditional sahlab offering from Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt made with mastic and orange-blossom water, sahlab is the ground root tuber of the orchid family that creates a chewy ice cream.”
“I was actually contemplating flower theft today, so that I can smell that orange-blossom goodness at home, any time I need like.”
“I want my purple nylon girdle with the orange-blossom buds”
“The letter was in fact bespattered all over, and smelt of orange-blossom ... two white petals had stuck to the paper.”
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