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Designating something regarded as reminiscent or evocative of the stories in the Arabian Nights, especially in seeming magical, fanciful, exotic, or sensuous.
Early 19th century. In some forms from Arabian + night, after the title of the Arabian Nights, a collection of stories originally written in Arabic, many of which feature magical or fabulous elements.
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