orange blossoms


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orange blossoms

symbolic of chastity when used in wedding ceremonies. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]

orange blossoms

symbolic of bride’s hope for fruitfulness. [Br. and Fr. Tradition: Brewer Dictionary, 784]

orange blossoms

traditional decoration for brides. [Br. and Fr. Tradition: Brewer Dictionary, 784]
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Kitty meanwhile had long ago been quite ready, and in her white dress and long veil and wreath of orange blossoms she was standing in the drawing-room of the Shtcherbatskys' house with her sister, Madame Lvova, who was her bridal-mother.
Had orange blossoms been invented then (those touching emblems of female purity imported by us from France, where people's daughters are universally sold in marriage), Miss Maria, I say, would have assumed the spotless wreath, and stepped into the travelling carriage by the side of gouty, old, bald-headed, bottle-nosed Bullock Senior; and devoted her beautiful existence to his happiness with perfect modesty--only the old gentleman was married already; so she bestowed her young affections on the junior partner.
I's g'wine back to Dixie, I's g'wine back to Dixie, I's g'wine where de orange blossoms grow, For I hear de chillun eallin', I see de sad tears fallin'-- My heart's turned back to Dixie, An' I mus'go.
Summary: For a few short weeks each year, white orange blossoms blanket the south of the country.
Legend says that orange blossom oil is called neroli because one Princess Anne-Marie Orsini, who lived in the Italian province of Nerola in 1500, was enchanted with orange blossoms; consequently, their essence was named for the place where she lived.
It is now a wonderful display of yellow and orange blossoms with a green quilt background.
approximately 1,000 pounds of orange blossoms are required to make a pound of neroli pure essential oil.
Although novelist Henry Fielding wrote, "Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea," we actually prefer lavender and orange blossoms.
is a simple story yet a great leap in understanding: "And the orange blossoms touched / something in me, touched my hatred, / My easy ways with judgment, / And I let my love for the flower / Be a small victory against all / I've hated carelessly/With great attention and pride.
Three new varieties of Ornithogalum put forth yellow, gold, and fiery orange blossoms.
The beer, which sports a vibrant retro label with oranges and orange blossoms against a black and light orange background, was created by Buffalo Bills.
In a bid to make the most of the early season, a large number of men and women flocked to the fields of theAa southern village of Maghdousheh and started picking orange blossoms.