Doctor Julian Bashir picks an orange from a bowl of fruit also containing apples, bananas and pears.

An orange was a common Earth citrus fruit that could be eaten or juiced.

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The phrase apples and oranges usually refers to differences between two situations. Commander Charles Tucker III used this reference when comparing his rank to that of Subcommander T'Pol. (ENT novel: Broken Bow)

Aren't you a bag of oranges and morning sunshine? was a phrase used by New Zealand native Commander Veronica Fletcher to Captain Erika Hernandez in 2155. (ENT novel: Kobayashi Maru)

In 2269, Spock believed that an orange was a more useful gift than a rose, so he gave Katalya Tremain a dwarf orange tree. (TOS novel: Vulcan!)

The USS Enterprise sensors could distinguish the difference between apple trees and orange trees while several kilometers above a planets surface. (TOS novel: Crossroad)

Wesley Crusher was given the nickname of orange from his friend Jaan Devin in 2365. (TNG novel: Strike Zone)

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