Definition of pailou in English:

pailou

noun

  • In China: an elaborate commemorative or ornamental archway.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Francis Davis (1795–1890), colonial governor and Chinese scholar. From Chinese páilóu (Wade-Giles transcription p'ai-lou) from pái tablet, plate + lóu storied building.

Pronunciation

pailou

/ˌpʌɪˈləʊ/