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ODALISQUE

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 995 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ODALISQUE, a slave-woman who is a member of an oriental harem, especially one in the harem or seraglio of the sultan of Turkey. The word is the French adaptation of the Turkish odaliq, formed from odah, chamber or room in a harem.
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