Alhambra

Alhambra

[al-ham-bruh]
noun
1.
a palace and citadel of the Moorish kings in Granada, Spain: built chiefly between 1248 and 1354.
2.
a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.

Origin:
< Spanish < Arabic al-ḥamrā' literally, the red

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Alhambra (ælˈhæmbrə)
 
n
a citadel and palace in Granada, Spain, built for the Moorish kings during the 13th and 14th centuries: noted for its rich ornamentation
 
Alhambresque
 
adj

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Alhambra
palace of the Moorish kings in Granada, Sp., from Arabic (al kal'at) al hamra "the red (castle)," from fem. of ahmuru "red." So called for the sun-dried bricks of which its outer walls were built.
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