bostanji

noun
bos·​tan·​ji | \ bȯˈstanjē\
variants: or bostangi
plural -s

Definition of bostanji

: one of the imperial guards of Turkey whose duties include protecting the palace and its grounds, rowing the sultan's barge, and acting as imperial gardeners

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History and Etymology for bostanji

Turkish bostanci, literally, gardener, from bostan garden, from Persian bustān flower or herb garden, from fragrance + -stān place, from Old Persian stāna; akin to Latin stare to stand

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