Caravansaries
Caravansary Car`a*van"sa*ry, n.; pl. {Caravansaries}. [F. caravans['e]rai, fr. Per. karw[=a]nsar[=a]["i]; karw[=a]n caravan + -sar[=a]["i] palace, large house, inn.] A kind of inn, in the East, where caravans rest at night, being a large, rude, unfurnished building, surrounding a court. [Written also {caravanserai} and {caravansera}.] [1913 Webster]

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