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
gradeof black teafrom Indiaand Sri Lanka
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- noun a superior grade of black tea; grown in India and Sri Lanka and Java
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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