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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [awr-inj, or-]
    • /ˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr-/
    • /ˈɒr.ɪndʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-inj, or-]
    • /ˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr-/

Definitions of oranges word

  • noun oranges a member of a European princely family ruling in the United Kingdom from 1688 to 1694 and in the Netherlands since 1815. 1
  • noun oranges a river in the Republic of South Africa, flowing W from Lesotho to the Atlantic. 1300 miles (2095 km) long. 1
  • noun oranges a former small principality of W Europe: now in the SE part of France. 1
  • noun oranges a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 1
  • noun oranges a city in NE New Jersey, near Newark. 1
  • noun oranges a town in SE France, near Avignon: Roman ruins. 1

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Origin of oranges

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English: the fruit or tree < Old French orenge, cognate with Spanish naranja < Arabic nāranj < Persian nārang < Sanskrit nāraṅga

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Parts of speech for Oranges


oranges popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

oranges usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for oranges

noun oranges

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  • carrots — Plural form of carrot.
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  • salmon — a marine and freshwater food fish, Salmo salar, of the family Salmonidae, having pink flesh, inhabiting waters off the North Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America near the mouths of large rivers, which it enters to spawn.

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