from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Princely family of Europe ruling continuously in the Netherlands since 1815. The name was first used for a former principality of southeast France that passed to the house of Nassau in 1530.
  • A city of southern California north-northeast of Santa Ana. It is a manufacturing center in a citrus-growing area. Population: 135,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A town in France.
  • proper n. The name of the Dutch Royal House.
  • proper n. Prince or Princess of Orange. Title of the first-born to the Dutch Royal House.
  • adj. Relating to the Orange Order.


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From French Orange, from Old French Orenge, from Medieval Latin Aurasica, from Latin Aurasiō, from Gaulish *arausi 'temple (head), cheek' (cf. Old Irish ara, arae 'temples', Irish placename Arai Chiach).



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