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blood orange

any of various sweet oranges having a dark-red pulp.
Origin of blood orange
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • His colour was curiously attractive, while partly tropical; it reminded one vaguely of a blood-orange.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • Like the passing of a shutter across a calcium light: now blinding white, now blood-orange.

    Dust of the Desert Robert Welles Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for blood-orange

blood orange

a variety of orange all or part of the pulp of which is dark red when ripe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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