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talayot

[tuh-lah-yoht] /təˈlɑ yoʊt/
noun
1.
any of the round or square prehistoric stone towers found in the Balearic Islands, possibly modeled after the nuraghi in Sardinia.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Catalan talaiot < Arabic ṭalāyiʿ, plural of ṭalīʿah sentinel
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