Car`a*van"sa*ry (?), n.; pl. Caravansaries (#) [F. caravans'erai, fr. Per. karwansarai; karwan caravan + -sarai 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.]

 

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