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donjon

[ duhn-juhn, don- ]
/ ˈdʌn dʒən, ˈdɒn- /
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noun
the inner tower, keep, or stronghold of a castle.
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Origin of donjon

Variant of dungeon
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British Dictionary definitions for donjon

donjon
/ (ˈdʌndʒən, ˈdɒn-) /

noun
the heavily fortified central tower or keep of a medieval castleAlso called: dungeon

Word Origin for donjon

C14: archaic variant of dungeon
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