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trullo

[troo-loh] /ˈtru loʊ/
noun, plural trulli
[troo-lee] /ˈtru li/ (Show IPA)
1.
a dwelling of the Apulia region of Italy, roofed with conical constructions of corbeled dry masonry.
Origin
Apulian dialect
1905-1910
1905-10; < Italian < Apulian dialect truḍḍu < Medieval Greek, Late Greek trŷllos cupola, ultimately < Latin trulla ladle, scoop (cf. trowel), probably by intermediary sense “cup, goblet”; compare similar development of cupola
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