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alameda

[al-uh-mey-duh]
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noun
  1. Chiefly Southwestern U.S. a public walk shaded with trees.
  2. (in Latin America) a boulevard, park, or public garden having such a walk.
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Origin of alameda

1790–1800; < Spanish, equivalent to álam(o) poplar (see alamo) + -eda < Latin -ētum suffix denoting a grove or stand of trees

Alameda

[al-uh-mee-duh, -mey-]
noun
  1. a city in W California.
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Examples from the Web for alameda

Historical Examples

  • The cathedral empties itself, as it were, into the alameda just after morning mass.

    Aztec Land

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Some were seeking the shade of the walls and under the trees of the Alameda.

  • The turn on the Alameda was taken with slow steps and stately remarks.

  • When the boat reached the Alameda wharf she slipped away with the other passengers.

  • Ruperto knows the Pedregal, every path through it, as well as we the walks of the Alameda.

    The Free Lances

    Mayne Reid


British Dictionary definitions for alameda

alameda

noun
  1. mainly Southwestern US a public walk or promenade lined with trees, often poplars
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