talayot

talayot

[tuh-lah-yoht]
noun
any of the round or square prehistoric stone towers found in the Balearic Islands, possibly modeled after the nuraghi in Sardinia.

Origin:
1870–75; < Catalan talaiot < Arabic ṭalāyiʿ, plural of ṭalīʿah sentinel

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