[suh-lair-ee-uhm, soh-]
noun, plural solariums, solaria [suh-lair-ee-uh, soh-] .
a glass-enclosed room, porch, or the like, exposed to the sun's rays, as at a seaside hotel or for convalescents in a hospital.

1815–25; < Latin sōlārium balcony, terrace, equivalent to sōl the sun + -ārium -ary Unabridged
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solarium (səʊˈlɛərɪəm)
n , pl -lariums, -laria
1.  a room built largely of glass to afford exposure to the sun
2.  a bed equipped with ultraviolet lights used for acquiring an artificial suntan
3.  an establishment offering such facilities
[C19: from Latin: a terrace, from sōl sun]

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1891, "part of a house exposed to the sun," earlier "sundial" (1842), from L. solarium "sundial," also "a flat housetop," lit. "that which is exposed to the sun," from sol "sun" (see sol).
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