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palanquin, palankeen /ˌpælənˈkiːn/ n
  1. a covered litter, formerly used in the Orient, carried on the shoulders of four men
Etymology: 16th Century: from Portuguese palanquim, from Prakrit pallanka, from Sanskrit paryanka couch



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