Word of the Day: Orange

or-ange / ˈär-inj




  1. a globe shaped citrus fruit which contains seeds, with a yellowish-reddish rind and an edible pulp

If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable – each segment distinct.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, 1939-


  1. a yellow and red hue

Orange is the happiest color.

Frank Sinatra, 1915-1998


  1. any tree in genus Citrus which produces white flowers and the yellowish-reddish globe shaped citrus fruit

An orange never bears a lime.

Sierra Leonean Proverb




  1. of the yellowish-reddish hue

Everyone thinks I named my cat Mango because of his orange eyes, but that’s not the case. I named him Mango because the sounds of his purrs and his wheezes and his meows are all various shades of yellow-orange.

from ‘A Mango-Shaped Space’ by Wendy Mass, 1967-


  1. of the round, sweet citrus fruit

Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears – it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear.

Oliver Sacks, 1933-2015