Definition of Sour orange
1. Noun. Any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock.
Terms within: Bitter Orange, Seville Orange
Group relationships: Genus Citrus
Generic synonyms: Orange, Orange Tree
2. Noun. Highly acidic orange used especially in marmalade.
Generic synonyms: Orange
Group relationships: Bigarade, Bitter Orange, Bitter Orange Tree, Citrus Aurantium, Marmalade Orange, Seville Orange
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Literary usage of Sour orange
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The sour orange is found in a thoroughly naturalized condition in many parts ... Most of these wild sour orange trees were dug up and transplanted for use ..."
2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1920)
"Are the variations sour orange seedlings sufficiently great to be assumed to account for these variations in size of nursery trees? ..."
3. Biennial Report by South Dakota, California State Board of Horticulture, State Athletic Commission (1890)
"sour orange STOCK. In the limited time at my disposal it has been impossible to make a thorough investigation of "sour orange "as to its adaptability for a ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"The sour Orange, the bitter-sweet Orange, the rough lemons, the grape-fruit or pomelo and the Citrus trifoliata have all been used successfully as stock for ..."
5. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Board of Horticulture (1890)
"sour orange STOCK. In the limited time at my disposal it has been impossible to make a thorough investigation of " sour orange " as to its adaptability for ..."
6. American Druggist (1891)
"The sour orange, which is cultivated as an ornament to the gardens of many of our Southern homes, possesses an intrinsic value ..."
7. Citrus Fruits and Their Culture by H. Harold Hume (1911)
"The more important stocks and those most commonly used in propagating citrus trees are sour orange, pomelo, sweet orange, rough lemon, trifoliate orange and ..."
8. Culture of the Citrus in California by Byron Martin Lelong, California State Board of Horticulture (1902)
"... with a rugged skin, rough and porous. Pulp yellow, and the juice extremely bitter. Leaf large and petiole sour orange (Citrus vulgarly, var. ..."