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

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21. Orange
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): nāranj
> Meaning in English: a fruit with a yellowish to reddish-orange rind and a sweet edible pulp
> Meaning in Arabic: orange

22. Satin
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): zaytūnī
> Meaning in Arabic: of Zaytūn, seaport in China in the Middle Ages (possibly modern-day Quanzhou)

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23. Soda
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): suwwād
> Meaning in Arabic: any of several saltworts burned to obtain sodium carbonate

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24. Sofa
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): soffa
> Meaning in Arabic: carpet, divan

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25. Spinach
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): isbinākh, isfānākh
> Meaning in Arabic: spinach

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