stupa

[stoo-puh]
noun
a monumental pile of earth or other material, in memory of Buddha or a Buddhist saint, and commemorating some event or marking a sacred spot.

Origin:
1875–80; < Sanskrit stūpa

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Stupas
Collins
World English Dictionary
stupa (ˈstuːpə)
 
n
Also called: tope a domed edifice housing Buddhist or Jain relics
 
[C19: from Sanskrit: dome]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Many of the dishes are encrusted with grey rice and in between the piles are little stupas of decaying vegetable matter.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature