Caravanserai definition

A roadside inn having a central courtyard where caravans can rest.
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A home or shelter for caravans.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
caravanserai
Plural:
caravanserais

Origin of caravanserai

  • From Persian کاروانسرای (kârvânserây), from کاروان (kârvân, “caravan”) + سرای (sarây, “palace, dwelling, enclosed courts”).

    From Wiktionary