- Chiefly Southwestern U.S. a public walk shaded with trees.
- (in Latin America) a boulevard, park, or public garden having such a walk.
Origin of alameda
1790–1800; < Spanish, equivalent to álam(o) poplar (see alamo) + -eda < Latin -ētum suffix denoting a grove or stand of trees
- a city in W California.
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Examples from the Web for alameda
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.Trent's Trust and Other Stories
Ruperto knows the Pedregal, every path through it, as well as we the walks of the Alameda.The Free Lances
- mainly Southwestern US a public walk or promenade lined with trees, often poplars
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