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al·caz·ar(ăl-kăz′ər, -kä′zər, ăl′kə-zär′)
A Spanish palace or fortress, originally one built by the Moors.
[Spanish alcázar, from Arabic al-qaṣr : al-, the + qaṣr, castle (from Latin castra, fort, pl. of castrum, camp; see kes- in Indo-European roots).]
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alcazar(ˌælkəˈzɑː; Spanish alˈkaθar)
(Historical Terms) any of various palaces or fortresses built in Spain by the Moors
[C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-qasr the castle]
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Al•cá•zar(ˈæl kəˌzɑr, ælˈkæz ər)
1. a Moorish palace in Seville, later used by Spanish kings.
2. (l.c.) a castle or fortress of the Spanish Moors.
[< Sp < Arabic al the + qaṣr < Latin castra fortified camp]
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|Noun||1.||alcazar - any of various Spanish fortresses or palaces built by the Moors|
palace - official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign)
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