ORANGE in sign language

Definition: A round juicy citrus fruit with a tough bright reddish-yellow rind; reddish yellow color.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominan loose "S" hand with the top side of the hand near the side of the mouth of the face and squeezes twice.

Q: "Is the sign for orange fruit the same as the sign for orange the color?" Yes.

Regional variation, usually seen in Canada in the 1980s. Probably gradually obsolete in some regions.

Related signs: YELLOW, RED, COLOR

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