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In imitation of the Chinese ta or pagoda. [1]
 Symbology  Romanized  Hangul  Hanja  
Orthography tap (tap)
Orthoepy, etc


Sino-Korean word from  (“stupa, tower”), from Sanskrit स्तूप (stūpa).



  1. (Buddhism) a pagoda or such a monument that has evolved from the archaic stupa
  2. a tower or such a tall structure that simply takes advantage of its height


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  1. ^ Erected at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, in 1761 by Sir William Chambers. His ten-storied design is a famous exception from the traditional odd number of floors.