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    Which was named after which?
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    The colour was named after the fruit, which was in turn named after the tree
    Before this the colour was called yellow-red
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    (Original post by RobML)
    The colour was named after the fruit, which was in turn named after the tree
    Before this the colour was called yellow-red
    ...which is why we have the red-breasted rather than the orange-breasted robin :yep:
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    (Original post by Kaedra)
    ...which is why we have the red-breasted rather than the orange-breasted robin :yep:
    https://youtu.be/xn7ZaT3AgoU?t=134
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    (Original post by RobML)
    The colour was named after the fruit, which was in turn named after the tree
    Before this the colour was called yellow-red
    Intriguing
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    I posted something about oranges earlier ^
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    Ironically though, the colour orange has been around since the beginning of time.
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    Thanks for keeping me entertained for 10 mins ^^ Interesting video!
 
 
 
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