As green as an orange…

06 Mar


What is the origin of the word orange? Was it assigned as a colour first or to the fruit first? Did we label the fruit an orange because of its colour? Or did we assign anything that was orange so because of the fruit?
A great friend showed me his orange tree today upon a visit. The tree is in fine condition but the owners are unsure if the fruit will ripen (orange) before the season is over. This fine specimen was as rich in colour as the leaves surrounding it, but ColourSplash helped focus the tale!

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Posted by on March 6, 2011 in Uncategorized


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