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Which came first, the color or the fruit?Posted:

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Is the color orange called that because it's the color of the fruit of the same name, or was the fruit called orange because that's its color? Which came first, the color or the fruit?
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I'm guessing the fruit came first
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The fruit because we call an orange "an orange". We don't call orange an orange. The color was just referred to as orange so that would mean the orange came first. Also oranges have been around longer than people have known what color was.
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The fruit came first and then the color was based off of the fruit
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The fruit came first as it was back in the early 1300s.
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Without any actual knowlodge of this, I would have to say the fruit.
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Fruit came first, I'd say!
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A general rule of thumb is that when you're comparing a physical object which exists in the natural world to the human concept related to that object in some way, the object always existed first.
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The fruit first.
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