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[kah-suh, -sah] /ˈkɑ sə, -sɑ/
noun, Southwestern U.S.
a house.
Origin of casa
1835-45, Americanism; < Spanish < Latin: hut, cabin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I have, in fact, strictly forbidden him to repeat his visit to casa Grande, under any circumstances.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • I have just come home; it is past midnight; I have been all the evening at casa Salvi.

  • Backing and flanking the walls appear to have been other houses, smaller but built in the same fashion as casa Grande.

  • The casa Mariano is a palace which belonged to a family of that name.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • To the first worldly shelter you sought—the peon's hut or the Alcalde's casa—you would have thought it necessary to bring a story.

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