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serai

[suh-rah-ee, suh-rahy] /səˈrɑ i, səˈraɪ/
noun, plural serais.
1.
(in Eastern countries) a caravansary.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Turkish seray < Persian sarāy abode, palace; see caravansary
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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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serai

/sɛˈraɪ/
noun
1.
(in the East) a caravanserai or inn
Word Origin
C17: from Turkish saray palace, from Persian sarāī palace; see caravanserai
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