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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Persian
Origin: karwanserai, from karwan ( CARAVAN) + sarai 'palace, place for travelers to stay in'

caravanserai

noun
     
Related topics: Tourism
car‧a‧van‧se‧rai [countable]
DLT a hotel with a large open central area, used in the past in Eastern countries by groups of people and animals travelling together

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