Thursday, September 30, 2004

Today's OED antedating: "orange-blossom"

Orange-blossom, mixed drink (sec 2, first use cited 1930): Untitled item by Franklin P. Adams, New York Tribune, January 22, 1919, p 8, col 4: "We'll no longer read that the bride's veil was caught with a single spray of orange blossom, while the groom's father was caught with a double Orange Blossom in each hand." (Re imminent Prohibition.)