Taverns

Primarily 17th- to early 19th-century English and American places of eating, drinking, and public accommodations, which often became local centers of social gatherings; distinguished from "inns" which emphasize their overnight accommodations and also provide food and drinking facilities; for establishments that emphasize drinking, especially liquors, use "pubs" or "saloons.".

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2507
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taverns
tavern
taveernen Dutch
taveerne Dutch
taveernes Dutch
hosterías Spanish
hostería Spanish
hostal Spanish

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Primarily 17th- to early 19th-century English and American places of eating, drinking, and public accommodations, which often became local centers of social gatherings; distinguished from "inns" which emphasize their overnight accommodations and also provide food and drinking facilities; for establishments that emphasize drinking, especially liquors, use "pubs" or "saloons."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005207. The J. Paul Getty Trust.