Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fact of the Day: Orange Tree

The English word "orange" is derived from the Old French orenge which itself came from languages such as Arabic and Persian. The word that eventually became "orange" in English described a citrus tree. Which means that the fruit was called an orange long before the color. 

This was inspired by Martha's post which pondered the question. Now you know the answer. 

15 comments:

  1. nice fact Adam



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
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  2. what was the colour called before the fruit?

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  3. Very cool! Now we certainly do know. And thanks for the mention!

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  4. That's really interesting! When I lived in FL I had orange trees in our yard.

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  5. Orenge just looks weird, but I suppose orange would too if it had stayed orenge

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  6. Interesting. I've really been enjoying oranges lately, but I imagine they won't last much longer.

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  7. Good to know! And now I'm craving an orange.

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  8. And like Stephanie, I'm craving an orange now. lol

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  9. That's interesting! Anyone has some orange juice, I want some!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  10. I don't like orange juice, but I do love eating oranges. Great fact, Adam!

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  11. Hmmmmm.... No kidding? I guess that answers the chicken or the egg question.

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