(O*rac"u*lar) a. [L. oracularius. See Oracle.]
1. Of or pertaining to an oracle; uttering oracles; forecasting the future; as, an oracular tongue.
2. Resembling an oracle in some way, as in solemnity, wisdom, authority, obscurity, ambiguity, dogmatism.
They have something venerable and oracular in that unadorned gravity and shortness in the expression.Pope.
O*rac"u*lar*ly, adv. O*rac"u*lar*ness, n.
(O*rac"u*lous) a. Oracular; of the nature of an oracle. [R.] "Equivocations, or oraculous
speeches." Bacon. "The oraculous seer." Pope. O*rac"u*lous*ly, adv. O*rac"u*lous*ness, n.
(O*ra"gious) a. [F. orageux.] Stormy. [R.]
(Or"ai*son) n. See Orison. [Obs.] Shak.
(O"ral) a. [L. os, oris, the mouth, akin to Skr. as. Cf. Adore, Orison, Usher.]
1. Uttered by the mouth, or in words; spoken, not written; verbal; as, oral traditions; oral testimony; oral
2. Of or pertaining to the mouth; surrounding or lining the mouth; as, oral cilia or cirri.
1. In an oral manner. Tillotson.
2. By, with, or in, the mouth; as, to receive the sacrament orally. [Obs.] Usher.
(O*rang") n. (Zoöl.) See Orang-outang.
(Or"ange) n. [F.; cf. It. arancia, arancio, LL. arangia, Sp. naranjia, Pg. laranja; all fr. Ar.
naranj, Per. naranj, narang; cf. Skr. naranga orange tree. The o- in F. orange is due to confusion
with or gold, L. aurum, because the orange resembles gold in color.]
1. The fruit of a tree of the genus Citrus It is usually round, and consists of pulpy carpels, commonly
ten in number, inclosed in a leathery rind, which is easily separable, and is reddish yellow when ripe.
There are numerous varieties of oranges; as, the bitter orange, which is supposed to be the original
stock; the navel orange, which has the rudiment of a second orange imbedded in the top of the fruit; the
blood orange, with a reddish juice; and the horned orange, in which the carpels are partly separated.
2. (Bot.) The tree that bears oranges; the orange tree.
3. The color of an orange; reddish yellow.
Mandarin orange. See Mandarin. - - Mock orange (Bot.), any species of shrubs of the genus
Philadelphus, which have whitish and often fragrant blossoms. Native orange, or Orange thorn
(Bot.), an Australian shrub (Citriobatus parviflorus); also, its edible yellow berries. Orange bird (Zoöl.),
a tanager of Jamaica (Tanagra zena); so called from its bright orange breast. Orange cowry (Zoöl.),
a large, handsome cowry (Cypræa aurantia), highly valued by collectors of shells on account of its rarity.
Orange grass (Bot.), an inconspicuous annual American plant (Hypericum Sarothra), having minute,
deep yellow flowers. Orange oil (Chem.), an oily, terpenelike substance obtained from orange
rind, and distinct from neroli oil, which is obtained from the flowers. Orange pekoe, a kind of black
tea. Orange pippin, an orange-colored apple with acid flavor. Quito orange, the orangelike