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  Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde (June 2, 2008)

Alcove, Apricot, Artichoke?

What do they have in common? The three words come to English from Arabic. There are many more.

Perhaps you love the long legs of the giraffe or enjoy a hot mocha at your favourite cafe.

The sequins on your dress, the orange you eat, the saffron on your rice, all come from Arabic.

For more fun, try the Arabic Words in English quiz!

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