pal·an·quin (păl′ən-kēn, pălən-kwĭn) also pal·an·keen (păl′ən-kēn)
A covered litter carried on poles on the shoulders of multiple bearers, formerly used in southern and eastern Asia.
[Portuguese palanquim, from a modern Indic source such as Hindi pālkī or Oriya pālaṅki, of Middle Indic origin; akin to Prakrit pallaṁka, bed, from Sanskrit paryaṅkaḥ, palyaṅkaḥ, couch, bed, from Sanskrit paryaṅkaḥ, palyaṅkaḥ, couch, bed, of unknown origin.]
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