Alhambra

noun
Al·​ham·​bra | \al-ˈham-brə \

Definition of Alhambra 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the palace of the Moorish kings at Granada, Spain

Alhambra

geographical name
Al·​ham·​bra | \al-ˈham-brə, for 1 also ə-ˈlam-brə\

Definition of Alhambra (Entry 2 of 2)

1 hill in Granada, Spain; site of the remains of the palace of the Moorish kings of Spain

2 city in southwestern California east of Los Angeles population 83,089

First Known Use of Alhambra

Noun

1612, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alhambra

Noun

Spanish, from Arabic al-ḥamrā' the red house

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