The English words “sugar”, “candy”, “crimson”, “indigo”, “tulip” and “zero” all originate from where?

Answer: All are neologisms arising from trade between England and Islamic countries in the sixteenth century. During the Elizabethan age, suspicion of Catholic Spain led to unique political and cultural exchanges between England and the Muslim world.

Source: This Orient Isle by Jerry Brotton

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