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- n. A roadside inn having a central courtyard where caravans can rest.
- n. A home or shelter for caravans.
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- n. an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
From Persian کاروانسرای (kârvânserây), from کاروان (kârvân) ‘caravan’ + سرای (sarây) ‘palace, dwelling’ or ‘enclosed courts’. (Wiktionary)