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Tuileries

[twee-luh-reez; French tweeluh-ree] /ˈtwi lə riz; French twiləˈri/
noun
1.
a former royal palace in Paris: begun by Catherine de Médicis in 1564; burned by supporters of the Commune in 1871. The gardens that formed part of the palace grounds remain as a public park (Tuileries Gardens)
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Tuileries

/ˈtwiːlərɪ; French tɥilri/
noun
1.
a former royal residence in Paris: begun in 1564 by Catherine de' Medici and burned in 1871 by the Commune; site of the Tuileries Gardens (a park near the Louvre)
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Tuileries

former palace in Paris, begun by Catherine de Medici, 1564; so called because it was built on the site of an ancient tile-works, from Old French tieule "tile," from Latin tegula (see tile (n.)). The former residence of the royal court, it was destroyed by fire in 1871 and now is the site of the Jardin des Tuileries.

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