tower of silence

[ tou-er ]
/ ˈtaʊ ər /

noun

a circular stone platform, typically 30 feet (9.1 meter) in height, on which the Parsees of India leave their dead to be devoured by vultures.

Nearby words

  1. tower bolt,
  2. tower crane,
  3. tower hamlets,
  4. tower of babel,
  5. tower of london,
  6. tower of strength,
  7. tower wagon,
  8. tower-mill,
  9. towered,
  10. towering

Also called dakhma.

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