Pronunciation: (zig'oo-rat"), [key]
(among the ancient Babylonians and Assyrians) a temple of Sumerian origin in the form of a pyramidal tower, consisting of a number of stories and having about the outside a broad ascent winding round the structure, presenting the appearance of a series of terraces. Also,zik•ku•rat,zik•u•ratPronunciation: (zik'oo-rat"). [key]
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