Pronunciation: (kar"u-van'su-rē), [key]
1. (in the Near East) an inn, usually with a large courtyard, for the overnight accommodation of caravans.
2. any large inn or hotel. Also,car•a•van•se•raiPronunciation: (kar"u-van'su-rī", -rā"). [key]
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