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Alcove (// or //; through Spanish: alcoba [alˈkoβa], from Arabic: القبة, meaning al-qubbah, "the vault") is an architectural term for a recess in a room, sometimes screened off by pillars, balustrades or drapery.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Alcove". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 529.
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