Abstracts: Orange

"Before the orange fruit was introduced to the English-speaking world, the colour was referred to (in Old English) as geoluhread, which translates into Modern English variously as yellow-red, yellowred, or yellored (all pronounced the same)."

  • In English heraldry, orange denotes strength, honour, generosity, and prosperity. However, its use as a heraldic tincture is relatively rare.
  • Orange signifies Protestantism in Northern Ireland (see Orange Institution) and to a lesser extent in the Republic of Ireland (the orange part of whose flag represents the Protestant population) and Hinduism in India and Sri Lanka.
  • Orange has become a colour symbolizing opposition around the world.
  • Orange was the rallying colour of the 2004–2005 Orange Revolution in Ukraine.
  • Native Americans associated the colour orange with kinship.
  • Orange is the contrasting colour of blue and is highly visible against a clear sky. Therefore, orange is often used in safety.
  • In the United States Army, orange is the colour of the United States Army Signal Corps.
  • Orange is a song by alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols.

--Wikipedia, "Orange"

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