Is the fruit orange named after the colour orange or is the colour orange is named after the fruit orange?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • Hmmm... Which one came first the chicken or the egg?

    These are the questions that me.

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Most Helpful Guy

  • The word "orange" originally applied only to a specific tree. Over time the word shifted from the tree to it's fruit, then it came to mean the color or the friut as well, which had been previously been called "yellow-red".

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What Guys Said 1

  • Botanically; orange is the citrus fruit belonging in the Rutaceae family, of the genus; Citrus. The genus citrus also includes other related species of oranges such as pomelo, tangerine (mandarin orange), yuzu, lemon, and grapefruit. Scientific name: Citrus sinensis.

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    • so to answer yer question..."orange" is slang term of "citrus sinensis"... taken from da color called "orange" :)

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