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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Italian
Origin: caravana, from Persian karwan

caravan

noun
     
caravan
car‧a‧van [countable]
1 British EnglishDLO a vehicle that a car can pull and in which people can live and sleep when they are on holiday [= trailer American English]
caravan site/park (=area of land where people can park their caravans)
2 British EnglishTTB a covered vehicle that is pulled by a horse, and in which people can live [= wagon American English]
a gipsy caravan
3 a group of people with animals or vehicles who travel together for safety, especially through a desert

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