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[al-uh-mey-duh] /ˌæl əˈmeɪ də/
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


[al-uh-mee-duh, -mey-] /ˌæl əˈmi də, -ˈmeɪ-/
a city in W California. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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
  • In other words, we have wandered into the alameda, or Public Gardens.

    In Eastern Seas J. J. Smith
  • He continued on down the alameda, his head in the air, his feet treading on springs.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • Under the lamps of the alameda McKildrick regarded him quizzically.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • From the church he hastened to an empty bench in the alameda, and opened the note.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • The alameda of Mexico is one of the most beautiful in America.

    The Red Track Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for alameda


(mainly Southwestern US) a public walk or promenade lined with trees, often poplars
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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