buildings near Madrid, built (16th cent
.) by Philip II of Spain: it encloses a palace, church, monastery, etc.
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Wortherkunft von 'Escorial'
, lit., place where a mine has been exhausted < escoria
< L scoria
, dross < Gr skōria