When did 'orange' become a colour?
I always thought an orange was named after the colour - orange. But it turns out that 'orange' has always been a word for the fruit and didn't enter the English language as a colour until the 15th century. Before that time we used to call the colour orange, ġeolurēad (yellow-red). The actual word 'orange' comes to us through an ancient Indian language, via Persian and eventually Arabic (nāranj) - basically following the trade route that would have bought the fruit to the west.
The last quick fun fact is the orange is possible a hybrid between a pomelo and a mandarin and technically is a berry because it has many seeds.
Obviously I had way too much time on my hands today but I found this little factoid quite interesting.