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chorten

[chawr-ten] /ˈtʃɔr tɛn/
noun
1.
(in Tibet) a monument to a distinguished Buddhist, especially a lama.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Tibetan chörten (spelling mchod rten)
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