A view of the Alhambra.
Alhambra definition by Webster's New World
citadel of the Moorish kings near Granada, Spain, built during the 13th and 14th cent.
Origin: Spanish ; from Arabic al ḥamrā', literally , the red (house): feminine form of adjective aḥmar, red
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city in SW Calif.: suburb of Los Angeles: pop. 86,000
Origin: after the citadel, popularized through Washington Irving's The Alhambra
Alhambra definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A citadel and palace on a hill overlooking Granada, Spain. Built by Moorish kings in the 12th and 13th centuries, the Alhambra is the finest example of Moorish architecture in Spain.
A city of southern California, a residential suburb of Los Angeles. Population: 87,500.