trullo

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Italian[edit]

Trulli di Alberobello.

Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek τροῦλλος (troûllos).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trullo m (plural trulli)

  1. A type of conical stone-roofed house in Apulia (especially in Alberobello)
    • 2004, Giovanni Francesio, Italia del sud: Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Touring Editore, page 90:
      I trulli sono costruzioni in pietra dalla base circolare, a volte quadrangolare, sormontate da cupole di forma conica.
      Trulli are stone buildings with a circular base, sometimes quadrangular, topped by conical cupolas.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *troclu, from metathesis of *torclum, syncopated form of Latin torculum.

Noun[edit]

trullo m (plural trullos)

  1. (slang) prison