al·caz·ar (ăl-kăzər, -käzər, ăl′kə-zär)
A Spanish palace or fortress, originally one built by the Moors.
[Spanish alcázar, from Arabic al-qaṣr : al-, the + qaṣr, castle (from Latin castra, fort, pl. of castrum, camp; see kes- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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