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A temple tower of ancient Mesopotamia, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.
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(Archaeology) a type of rectangular temple tower or tiered mound erected by the Sumerians, Akkadians, and Babylonians in Mesopotamia. The tower of Babel is thought to be one of these
[C19: from Assyrian ziqqurati summit, height]
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a brick temple tower built by the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians, consisting of a number of successively receding stories giving the appearance of a series of terraces.
[1875–80; < Akkadian ziqquratu]
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ziggurat- A tower in the form of a terraced pyramid.
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An ancient Assyrian or Babylonian temple in the form of a pyramid with terraced sides tapering toward the top.
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|Noun||1.||ziggurat - a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians|
temple - an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes
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ziggurat[ˈzɪgʊræt] N → zigurat m
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n → Zikkur(r)at f
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