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Which Came First, the Name of the Fruit “Orange” or the Word for the Color “Orange”?

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A father and son are having an ongoing discussion about which came first — the color orange or the name of the fruit? The citrus got there first. The original name of this fruit comes from Sanskrit naranga, or “orange tree.” A German term for “orange,” Apfelsine, literally means “Chinese apple.” This is part of a complete episode.

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