- a palace or fortress of the Moors in Spain
- such a palace in Seville, later used by the Spanish kings
Origin of alcazarSpanish alcázar ; from Arabic al qa?r, the castle ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Latin castellum
A Spanish palace or fortress, originally one built by the Moors.
Origin of alcazarSpanish alcázar, from Arabic al-qa&slowdot;r : al-, the + qa&slowdot;r, castle (from Latin castra, fort, pl. of castrum, camp; see kes- in Indo-European roots).