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.
What with all the diamonds and white satin and tulle and lace and roses and orange blossoms, prim little Jane was almost lost to sight.
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.
How the men envy him who come to the wedding breakfast, and see her hanging on his arm in her white lace and orange blossoms. The dear, young, round, soft, flexible thing!
"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.
"Am I Blue." The air smelled of orange blossoms and ozone.
For example, Dutch Gold Orange Blossom Honey is produced from the nectar of orange blossoms and is a light, aromatic honey.
Orange blossoms' sweet nectar flavor makes them very popular in herbal blends.
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." Would that we could all be taught by such a flower.
Three new varieties of Ornithogalum put forth yellow, gold, and fiery orange blossoms. And the new short-stemmed Chesapeake Blaze, Sunburst, and Sunset may do better as houseplants than traditional star-of-Bethlehem.