Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A grade of black tea consisting of the long thin leaves near the end of the shoot, sometimes including the bud.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A black tea from China, of which there is also a scented variety.

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  • noun An expensive grade of black tea from India and Sri Lanka

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a superior grade of black tea; grown in India and Sri Lanka and Java

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps from orange (from the copper color of the leaves before drying or the color of their infusion ) or from Orange (because the Dutch were the first Europeans to import tea from China in the 1600s ).]

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