alure

or al·lure

[ al-yoo r, -yer ]
/ ˈæl yʊər, -yər /

noun

a passageway, as the walk along one side of a cloister.

Nearby words

  1. alumnus,
  2. alumroot,
  3. alundum,
  4. alunite,
  5. alunogen,
  6. alutaceous,
  7. alva,
  8. alvar,
  9. alvarado,
  10. alvarado, pedro de

Origin of alure

1250–1300; Middle English, also al(o)ur < Old French aleure passage, equivalent to ale walk (see alley1) + -ure -ure

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