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Definition of "alcazar" []

  • A Spanish palace or fortress, originally one built by the Moors. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alcazar" in a sentence
  • "Here we start from Mérida, where the Roman-Moorish 'alcazar' towers proudly yet."
  • "The ruins of a Moorish alcazar or citadel crown a rocky mound which rises out of the centre of the town."
  • "Now let your worships turn your eyes to that tower that appears there, which is supposed to be one of the towers of the alcazar of Saragossa, now called the now called the Aljaferia; that lady who appears on that balcony dressed in Moorish fashion is the peerless Melisendra, for many a time she used to gaze from thence upon the road to France, and seek consolation in her captivity by thinking of Paris and her husband."
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