Escorial Es*co"ri*al, prop. n. [Prop. Sp. escorial, i. e., a hill or heap of rubbish, earth, and stones brought out of a mine, fr. escoria dross of metal, L. scoria, fr. Gr. ?. Cf. {Scoria}.] A palace and mausoleum of the kings of Spain, being a vast and wonderful structure about twenty-five miles northwest of Madrid; called also {escurial}. It was erected in 1563-1584 and contains a monastery. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: The ground plan is said to be in the form of a gridiron, the structure being designed in honor of St. Lawrence, who suffered martyrdom by being broiled on a gridiron; but the resemblance is very slight. It is nearly square, inclosing several courts, and has a projecting mass which stands for the handle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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