Variant of Mausoleum
noun pl. mausoleums
- the tomb of Mausolus, king of Caria, at Halicarnassus: included among the seven wonders of the ancient world
- a large, imposing tomb: humorously applied to any large, somber building or room
- a building with vaults for the entombment of a number of bodies
Origin: L < Gr Mausōleion
- mausolean adjective
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