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30 Everyday English Words You Didn't Know Came From Arabic

16. Jar
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): jarra
> Meaning in Arabic: earthen water vessel

17. Lemon
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): laymūn, līmūn
> Meaning in Arabic: lemon

18. Lime
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): līm, līma
> Meaning in Arabic: any citrus fruit

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19. Magazine
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): makhāzin
> Meaning in Arabic: storehouse

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20. Mattress
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): maṭraḥ
> Meaning in Arabic: a place where something is thrown

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