What’s in a name?

I was looking at the bowl of oranges that our host had given us soon after arrival at our little bungalow in Milina. Admiring their beautiful colour I wondered ……

Is orange the only case where the word describes the colour and the fruit?

Did the name Orange first come to describe the fruit and then later the colour or did it start with the colour and then move to the fruit?

I guess I had better reach for the dictionary and find the derivation – wonder if it’s Greek?

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