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"harem" in British English

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haremnoun [C]

uk   /ˈhɑː.riːm/ /hɑːˈriːm/  us   /ˈher.əm/
especially in the past in some ​Muslimsocieties, the ​wives or other ​femalesexualpartners of a man, or the ​part of a ​house in which they ​live
(Definition of harem from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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haremnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhær·əm, ˈheər-/
esp. in the past, the women in a ​Muslimhome, ​including the ​wives and other ​familymembers, ​servants, and ​femalepartners of a man, or the ​part of a ​house in which these women ​live
(Definition of harem from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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