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Alcázar

[al-kuh-zahr, al-kaz-er; Spanish ahl-kah-thahr] /ˈæl kəˌzɑr, ælˈkæz ər; Spanish ɑlˈkɑ θɑr/
noun
1.
the palace of the Moorish kings in Seville, Spain: later used by Spanish kings.
2.
(lowercase) a castle or fortress of the Spanish Moors.
Origin
< Spanish < Arabic al the + qaṣr < Latin castrum castle, stronghold
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British Dictionary definitions for Alcázar

alcazar

/ˌælkəˈzɑː; Spanish alˈkaθar/
noun
1.
any of various palaces or fortresses built in Spain by the Moors
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-qasr the castle
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