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seraglio

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noun se·ra·glio \sə-ˈral-(ˌ)yō, -ˈräl-\

Definition of seraglio

plural

seraglios

  1. 1 :  harem 1a

  2. 2 :  a palace of a sultan



Origin and Etymology of seraglio

Italian serraglio, modification of Turkish saray palace


First Known Use: 1581


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