Seraglio – the place of a Turkish sultan or noble; formerly the palace of the sultan of Turkey at Constantinople

“There stood the broad-wheeled wains and the antique ploughs and the harrows;

There were the folds for the sheep; and there, in his feathered seraglio,

Strutted the lordly turkey, and crowed the cock with the selfsame

Voice that in ages of old had startled the penitent Peter.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline