Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any one of several species of trees belonging to the genus Citrus which bear oranges. See orange, 2, and citrus, 2.
  • noun In New Zealand, the tarata, Pittosporum eugenioides, so called from the odor of its leaves when crushed. Also called New Zealand orange-tree. See hedge-laurel and tarata.

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Examples

  • St. Petersburg Times/Zuma Press Freeze Control: Cold December weather is thought to have protected orange-tree wood from January's subfreezing temperatures.

    Orange Juice Falls to 9-Week Low

  • St. Petersburg Times/Zuma Press Freeze Control: Cold December weather is thought to have protected orange-tree wood from January's subfreezing temperatures.

    Orange Juice Falls to 9-Week Low

  • St. Petersburg Times/Zuma Press Freeze Control: Cold December weather is thought to have protected orange-tree wood from January's subfreezing temperatures.

    Orange Juice Falls to 9-Week Low

  • David was enjoying his holiday sitting under an orange-tree with his wife, and father, and little Lucien, when the bailiff from

    Eve and David

  • “Among the plants whose flowers bloom in the sunshine of fame,” said Canalis, impressively, “there is one, and the most magnificent, which bears like the orange-tree a golden fruit amid the mingled perfumes of beauty and of mind; a lovely plant, a true tenderness, a perfect bliss, and — it eludes me.”

    Modeste Mignon

  • The orange-tree bears ripe and green fruit and blossoms all together; and some of you give entertainment for pure love, but more for more precious reward.

    The Duchess of Malfi

  • What by general consent is allowed to be a more beautiful object than an orange-tree, nourishing at once with its leaves, its blossoms, and its fruit? but it is in vain that we search here for any proportion between the height, the breadth, or anything else concerning the dimensions of the whole, or concerning the relation of the particular parts to each other.

    On the Sublime and Beautiful

  • David was enjoying his holiday sitting under an orange-tree with his wife, and father, and little Lucien, when the bailiff from

    Eve and David

  • ‘And if ill report should come, Stephen,’ she said smiling, ‘why, the orange-tree must save me, as it saved virgins in St. George’s time from the poisonous breath of the dragon.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Ask him why he thinks an orange-tree not to be there, and he shall tell you, because he does not perceive it.

    Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous

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