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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. 2016.
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  • He was in the library of an alameda county lawyer, host of the Stanley and the Windham families.

    Port O' Gold Louis John Stellman
  • Ruperto knows the Pedregal, every path through it, as well as we the walks of the alameda.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • Except along the alameda, which fronts the bay, the exterior of the city has an aspect of neglect and desertion.

    The Lands of the Saracen Bayard Taylor
  • From the church he hastened to an empty bench in the alameda, and opened the note.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • The other two are placed on lofty pedestals, and adorn the largest of the promenades of Seville, that called the alameda.

    The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain; Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
  • Some were seeking the shade of the walls and under the trees of the alameda.

  • Then slowly he passed through the gap in the hedge, and slowly walked across the alameda.

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

  • One night on the alameda oyster-beds, I got ashore and headed back from the bay as fast as I could sprint.

  • 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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