Which was named first, the fruit orange or the color orange?
#106070. Asked by 29CoveRoad. (Jun 04 09 1:55 AM)
The word "Orange" comes from several Indian languages like Tamil (naram), Telugu (narinja) and Sanskrit (narangam) all of which mean the fruit of the orange tree. From there the name of the fruit has become the name of certain color. The colour orange was referred as "geoluhread" in Old English, which means "yellow-red".
So, we can say that the fruit orange has come first.
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