navel orange definition

  • noun:
    • A sweet, usually seedless orange having at its apex a navellike development enclosing an underdeveloped fresh fruit.
    • seedless lime enclosing a little secondary good fresh fruit on apex
  • others:
    • A type of orange where the fresh fruit incloses a small secondary good fresh fruit, the rind showing on the exterior a navel-like gap or despair at apex. There are several varieties; they normally are seedless, or nearly so, and therefore are much grown in Ca.

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