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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Zik·ku·rat n. A temple tower of the Babylonians or Assyrians, consisting of a lofty pyramidal structure, built in successive stages, with outside staircases, and a shrine at the top; -- called also ziggurat.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the
          ancient Assyrians and Babylonians [syn: ziggurat, zikurat]