Pronunciation: (twē'lu-rēz; Fr. twēlu-rē'), [key]
a former royal palace in Paris: begun by Catherine de Médicis in 1564; burned by supporters of the Commune in 1871. The gardens that formed part of the palace grounds remain as a public park (Tui'leries Gar'dens).
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