[suh-rah-ee, suh-rahy]
noun, plural serais.
(in Eastern countries) a caravansary.

1600–10; < Turkish seray < Persian sarāy abode, palace; see caravansary Unabridged
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serai (sɛˈraɪ)
(in the East) a caravanserai or inn
[C17: from Turkish saray palace, from Persian sarāī palace; see caravanserai]

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If left alone, the serai stage will give way to another plant or animal community that represents a further stage of succession.
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