The origin of the term Orange is presumably the Sanskrit word for “orange tree” (नारङगम्, nāraṅga),[9] 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[10] (literally, “China’s apple”) and appelsien, or Low German Apfelsine. In English, however, Chinese apple usually refers to the pomegranate.