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

  • n. See caravansary.
  • n. See seraglio.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A palace; a seraglio.
  • n. In the East, a place for the accommodation of travellers; a caravansary, or rest house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A palace; a seraglio; also, in the East, a place for the accommodation of travelers; a caravansary, or rest house.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Eastern countries, an inclosed place for the accommodation of travelers; a caravansary; a khan; a choltry.
  • n. A seraglio, or place of seclusion for women.

Etymologies

Turkish saray, palace; see seraglio.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Persian (Wiktionary)

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