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Orange is the colour between yellow and red on the spectrum of visible light.
Human eyes perceive orange
when observing light with a dominant wavelength
between roughly 585 and 620 nanometres.
In painting and traditional colour theory, it is a secondary colour of
pigments, created by mixing yellow and red. It is named after the fruit of
the same name.
The orange colour of carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, oranges, and many
other fruits and vegetables comes from carotenes, a type of photosynthetic
pigment. These pigments convert the light energy that the plants absorb from
the sun into chemical energy for the
plants' growth. Similarly the hues of autumn leaves are from the same
pigment after chlorophyll is removed.
In Europe and America, surveys show that orange is the colour most
associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, warmth, fire,
energy, activity, danger, taste
and aroma, the autumn and Allhallowtide seasons, as well as having long been
the national colour of the Netherlands and the House of Orange. In
Asia it is an important symbolic colour of Buddhism and Hinduism.
The orange is the fruit of the citrus species Citrus × sinensis in the
family Rutaceae. It is also called sweet orange, to distinguish it from
the related Citrus × aurantium, referred to as bitter orange. The sweet
orange reproduces asexually (apomixis through nucellar embryony);
varieties of sweet orange arise through mutations.
The orange is a hybrid between pomelo (Citrus maxima) and mandarin (Citrus
reticulata). The chloroplast genome, and therefore the maternal
line, is that of pomelo. The sweet orange has had its full genome
Sweet oranges were mentioned in Chinese literature in 314 BC. As of 1987,
orange trees were found to be the most cultivated fruit tree in the world.
Orange trees are widely grown in tropical and subtropical climates for
their sweet fruit. The fruit of the orange tree can be eaten fresh, or processed for its juice or fragrant
peel. As of 2012, sweet oranges accounted for approximately 70% of
In 2014, 70.9 million tonnes of oranges were grown worldwide, with Brazil
producing 24% of the world total followed by China and India.
rock/garage rock release _Orange_ 12" (silver vinyl) by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on Matador #105
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film _A Clockwork
Orange_ (avi) (1971) directed by Stanley Kubrick
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