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donjon

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noun don·jon \ˈdän-jən, ˈdən-\

Definition of donjon

  1. :  a massive inner tower in a medieval castle — see castle illustration



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Origin and Etymology of donjon

Middle English — more at dungeon


First Known Use: 14th century

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