Hôtel des Invalides

[ oh-tel dey zan-va-leed ]
/ oʊ tɛl deɪ zɛ̃ vaˈlid /

noun

a military hospital built in Paris in the 17th and 18th centuries by Libéral Bruant and J. H. Mansart: famous for its chapel dome, the tomb of Napoleon, and as a military museum.

QUIZZES

DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Words nearby Hôtel des Invalides

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021