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orange blossom

noun
1.
the white flower of an orange tree, especially of the genus Citrus, much used in wreaths, bridal bouquets, etc.: the state flower of Florida.
2.
a cocktail made of gin, orange juice, and sugar, shaken together with ice.
Origin of orange blossom
1780-1790
1780-90
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  • It is pleasant to be able to turn (still adhering closely to the facts as they occurred) from tombstones to orange blossom.

    The Prodigal Father J. Storer Clouston
  • The best honey in Persia and in Florida is collected from the orange blossom.

    Locusts and Wild Honey John Burroughs
  • It was a lovely night, and the air was filled with the scent of the orange blossom.

  • The air was heavy with the scent of orange blossom, cape jasmine, and frangipani.

    Stevenson's Shrine Laura Stubbs
  • Ryan read, the letters dancing before his delighted eyes, every one wearing an orange blossom on its brow.

    Exit Betty Grace Livingston Hill
  • The table had a great display of chrysanthemums, and there was orange blossom in the significant place and a wonderful cake.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • The idea of orange blossom and white veils had been abandoned reluctantly on account of the expense of cabs.

  • One girl representing Wedding Cake can come with bridal veil, orange blossom wreath and shower bouquet.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
  • Waiting, she is down in Cairo, where the orange blossom blows.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for orange blossom

orange blossom

noun
1.
the flowers of the orange tree, traditionally worn by brides
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