are oranges named oranges because oranges are orange or is orange called orange because oranges are orange
The origin of the term orange is presumably the Sanskrit word for “orange tree” (नारङग, nāraṅga), whose form has changed over time, after passing through numerous intermediate languages. The fruit is known as “Chinese apple” in several modern languages. Some examples are Dutch sinaasappel (literally, “China’s apple”) and appelsien, or Low German Apfelsine. In English, however, Chinese apple usually refers to the pomegranate.