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1More fully "bigarade orange". The Seville orange, a variety of the sour orange, Citrus aurantium.
2Attributive and as postpositive. Designating a sauce made with bigarade oranges, and dishes, especially roast duck, served with this sauce.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Evelyn (1620–1706), diarist and writer. From French bigarade, † bigarrade, probably from Occitan bigarrada from bigarrar to variegate + -ada.
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