comment t1_e53vy76 re: What is your favorite useless fact?
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The word apricot comes from the Arabic. It’s like the words “algebra”, “alchemy”, and “alcohol”. It derives from an Arabic noun combined with the Arabic article ‘al-’ before it.

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