Are oranges called oranges because they are orange or is the color called orange because oranges are orange?

What do you think? :D


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Most Helpful Guy

  • When oranges aren't ripe, they are green. So maybe they should be called "greens".

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What Guys Said 6

  • Learn this word: etymology.
    What you are asking really is "What is the etymology of the word 'orange'?"
    So, we go to the Etymology Dictionary and find out...
    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=orange

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  • Here's the real question. Is the color orange and the fruit orange the same word in all other languages?

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  • coz of their color i guess

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  • Yeah Probably.

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  • This is similar to what comes first egg or chicken... Lol but i think color is called orange because it is made from extracts of fruit in early days when dies and chemicals are not common

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  • The second one

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What Girls Said 3

  • i think oranges are called orange because they're orange. :)

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  • You just blew my mind...

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  • I think they're called oranges because the color is orange.

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