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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. In Arthurian legend, the site of King Arthur's court.
  • n. A place or time of idealized beauty, peacefulness, and enlightenment.

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  • proper n. The stronghold of King Arthur in the Arthurian legend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the legendary site of King Arthur's court and castle.
  • Hence, any place or time thought of as having idyllic peace, justice, and happiness.
  • n. See camelet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old spelling of camlet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Arthurian legend) the capital of King Arthur's kingdom; according to the legend, truth and goodness and beauty reigned there

Etymologies

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First attested in Old French as Camaalot in Chrétien de Troyes' Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart.

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