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Taj Ma•hal  (täzh mə häl, täj),USA pronunciation 
  • Place Namesa white marble mausoleum built at Agra, India, by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (fl. 1628–58) for his favorite wife.

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    Taj Mahal /ˈtɑːdʒ məˈhɑːl/ n
    1. a white marble mausoleum in central India, in Agra on the Jumna River: built (1632–43) by the emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal; regarded as the finest example of Mogul architecture
    Etymology: Urdu, literally: crown of buildings

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