Definition of Bitter orange tree
1. Noun. Any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock.
Terms within: Bitter Orange, Seville Orange, Sour Orange
Group relationships: Genus Citrus
Generic synonyms: Orange, Orange Tree
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Literary usage of Bitter orange tree
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1. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"... Citrus Aurantium, Linn., is called the Sweet and Bitter Orange tree, and the dried outer portion of the rind of the fruit, that of the Bitter Orange to ..."
2. The Cultivated Oranges and Lemons, Etc. of India and Ceylon: With Researches by Emanuel Bonavia (1888)
"There is no instance of a bitter orange tree from the seed of sweet oranges, nor of a sweet orange tree from the seed of bitter oranges. ..."
3. Origin of Cultivated Plants by Alphonse de Candolle (1886)
"is no instance of a bitter orange tree from seed of sweet oranges, nor of a sweet orange tree from the seed of bitter oranges. ... In 1709, the orange trees ..."
4. Medicines, their uses and mode of administration by John Moore Neligan (1864)
"The bitter orange tree; and Citrus Aurantium Risso, plates 3, 4, ... The bitter orange tree, which has only been lately separated as a distinct species from ..."