bitter orange

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bit·ter or·ange

(bit'ĕr ōr'ănj)
The fruit of Citrus aurantium; clinical reports suggest use as an antiviral, in treating gastrointestinal and dermatologic disorders. Some have used it as an appetite suppressant (after the ban on ephedra), but severe and frequent adverse effects have been reported (seizure, cardiovascular disorders).

bitter orange

A citrus tree, Citrus aurantium, whose oils are used in some cultures as an oral remedy for gastrointestinal conditions such as constipation or nausea. Bitter orange is commonly used in dietary supplements as an aid to fat loss and as an appetite suppressant.


Bitter orange can worsen cardiovascular disease and glaucoma.
Synonym: zhi shi

bitter orange,

n an essential oil, expressed from the fruit of the bitter orange
(Citrus aurantium), useful for treating colds and flu, constipation and flatulence, gum conditions, sluggish digestion, and stress.
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It's made from a blend of sun-dried sweet and bitter orange peels from the French West Indies, sugar beets from Normandy and all natural ingredients from the surrounding Loire Valley.
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The banoffee pie dessert was an over-indulgent winner with two of us while the chocolate and bitter orange cheesecake more than made up for mum's disappointment with her steak.
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The Municipality will remove some oleanders and bitter orange trees in order to create space for the new trees, which are 10 to 15 years old and up to two metres tall.
Native to Vietnam and now often known as the Seville orange, the bitter orange is the classic marmalade fruit and cultivated more for fragrance than flavor.
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Flavour: bitter orange flavours that the cognac enhances with nuances of orange marmalade and hazelnuts.
We feasted on poc-chuc, a Yucatan specialty of pork marinated in bitter orange juice and then cooked with onions and herbs.