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:

Cloudia said...

nice fact Adam



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Jackie Lee said...

good to know!

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Jackie Lee

Margaret D said...

Well I didn't know that...

Bob Bushell said...

Great thought.

DEZMOND said...

what was the colour called before the fruit?

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

NanaDiana said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You're a born researcher, Adam!

Pat Hatt said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Stephanie Faris said...

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

Mary Kirkland said...

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

Kati said...

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

Have a great day,
-Kati

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

Kay said...

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