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English Words of Arabic Origin

Below is a list of English words of Arabic origin. Can you guess them all?
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Arabic
Definition
English
مير amīr
a high-ranking naval commander
admiral
الطوبة al-tūba
a building material, mudbrick
adobe
الكحل al-kohl
a drink containing ethanol
alcohol
الجبر al-jabr
a field of mathematics
algebra
البرقوق al-barqūq
an oval orange-colored fruit, related to peaches
apricot
دار صناعة dār sināʿa
a place storing weapons & military equipment
arsenal
الخرشف al-kharshuf
a type of food, from the thistle plant family
artichoke
الحشيشية al-hashīshīya
a murderer
assassin
عوار ʿawār
the arithmetic mean
average
قندي qandī
a confection made with sugar
candy
قيروان qaīrawān
convoy of travelers/vehicles journeying together
caravan
الكيمياء al-kīmīāʾ
a branch of physical science
chemistry
شاه shāh
a board game for two players, each controlling an army of pieces
chess
قهوة qahwa
beverage made with the roasted seeds of this plant
coffee
قطن qutn
a soft white fibrous material, used to make fabric
cotton
قرمزي qirmizī
a rich, deep red color
crimson
زرافة zarāfa
a large African mammal with a very long neck
giraffe
جرّة jarra
a container made typically of earthenware or glass
jar
ليمون līmūn
an acid fruit produced by a small citrus tree
lemon
وميا mūmiyā
a corpse preserved by desiccation
mummy
نارنج nāranj
a citric fruit, also the name of a color
orange
صفّة soffa
a long upholstered seat
sofa
سكّر sukkar
a sweet crystallizable material
sugar
شراب sharāb
a thick sticky solution of sugar and water
syrup
التنّ al-tunn
a saltwater fish, usually sold in cans
tuna
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