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1. the trees Citrus aurantium and Citrus sinensis or their fruits; the flowers and peels are used in pharmaceutical preparations.
2. a color between red and yellow, produced by energy of wavelengths between 590 and 630 nm..
3. a dye or stain with this color.
methyl orange an orange-yellow aniline dye, used as an indicator with a pH range of 3.2–4.4 and a color change from pink to yellow.


1. The fruit of the orange tree, Citrus sinensis or C. aurantium (family Rutaceae).
2. A color between red and yellow in the spectrum. For individual orange dyes, see specific name.
[O.F. orenge, fr. Ar. nāranj, the initial n being absorbed in Fr. article une]
Nutrition A citrus fruit (Citrus sinensis) which is a hybrid of ancient cultivated origin, possibly between pomelo (Citrus maxima) and tangerine (C reticulate). The fruit itself is classified as a hesperidium, a type of berry, and is produced by a small flowering tree that grows no taller than 10 m, which has evergreen leaves
Physics A colour between red and yellow in the visible spectrum which has a wavelength of 585 to 620 nm
Quackery A colour said, in the construct of the pseudoscience of colour therapy, to combine the healing powers of red and yellow light


Hue corresponding to wavelengths between 590 and 630 nm. See colour; light.

Patient discussion about orange

Q. My family doctor advised me to cut smoking and to have more orange juice and didn’t give any meds.Why is it so I work in suburban zone in a construction site. My worksite is very dusty and polluted as lot many industries also exist there. While coming home I face huge traffic pollution. It’s a 1 hour journey. This creates stress to me. My family doctor advised me to cut smoking and to have more orange juice and didn’t give any meds. Why is it so?

A. YEah, probably your doctor believes that by increasing amount of anti-oxidants inside your body, your body will be able to fight the negative effect from the pollution.
the chemical pollution can come from anywhere in our daily living. that's why it is recommended for all of us to strengthen our body defense by eating healthy foods (and even consume multivitamins), and stop the activities that will harm our body (such as smoking, alcoholic drinks, etc.).

Fruits and some vegetables (you can try: orange, apple, berries, tomato, grapes, etc.) are believed to have high content of anti-oxidants, so it will help our body to remain healthy.
Good luck and stay healthy always!

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Approximately 91% of the Tangelo Shares represented at the Tangelo Meeting were voted in favour of the Arrangement.
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In Holli Chmela's article "Some Consumers Still Wary of GM Foods," she explains that "traditional methods of genetic modification by plant breeding have been used by scientists and botanists for hundreds of years," such as the tangelo hybrid, but "the newer process genetically engineers foods by gene splicing, where the genetic makeup of the plant is altered to create a desired trait in the crop." This significant alteration is most likely what is causing consumers to be wary of eating "Frankenfood"--especially since many foods and products (from virus-resistant tomatoes to ice cream), can contain GMOs without sufficient labeling.
a citrus grove is defined as one or more trees of the rue family, often thorny and bearing large fruit with hard, usually thick peel and pulpy flesh, such as the orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime, citron, tangelo and tangerine."
Guido Cianciolo, chief perfumer at Alpine Aromatics told HAPPI that there is a growing trend for "upscale" citrus notes that go beyond lemon, orange, lime and grapefruit to include exotic notes such as yuzu, verbena, kumquat, pomelo, tangelo and kaffir lime.
Tangor and Tangelo accessions were clearly grouped in the graph, along with some of few other mandarin accessions from mandarins.