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Definition of pagoda noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pagoda

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊ//
 
Buildings, Religious buildings, Religious places
 
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a temple (= religious building) in S or E Asia in the form of a tall tower with several levels, each of which has its own roof that extends beyond the walls See related entries: Buildings, Religious buildings, Religious places Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Portuguese pagode, perhaps based on Persian butkada ‘temple of idols’, influenced by Prakrit (an ancient Indian language) bhagodī ‘divine’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pagoda