pai-lou

pai-lou
noun also pai-loo \\ˈpīˈlō\ (plural pai-lou or pai-lous)
Etymology: Chinese p'ai2-lou2, from p'ai2 tablet + lou2 tower
: a usually elaborate Chinese commemorative archway erected in honor of someone highly esteemed (as for virtue) and consisting typically of four heavy square pillars topped with horizontal crossbeams and often buttressed with conventionalized lions and having an incised memorial tablet placed against or near the center crossbeam — compare toran, torii

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