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jornada

[hawr-nah-duh; Spanish hawr-nah-th ah]
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noun, plural jor·na·das [hawr-nah-duh z; Spanish hawr-nah-th ahs] /hɔrˈnɑ dəz; Spanish hɔrˈnɑ ðɑs/. Southwestern U.S.
  1. a full day's travel across a desert without a stop for taking on water.

Origin of jornada

1650–60; < Spanish < Old Provençal < Vulgar Latin *diurnāta; see journey
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Historical Examples

  • At one place they made a “Jornada” of seventy miles without water.

    The White Chief

    Mayne Reid

  • I have noted the only two patches of grass found during the 'jornada.'

  • No guide could be hired on any terms, so great was their dread of the Jornada and its occasional denizens, the Apaches.

  • The people dreaded an attack, and thought me mad, when I made known my intention of crossing the Jornada.

  • Its fourth jornada (day's journey) brought it to the pretty valley where later was established the mission of San Luis Rey.

    The March of Portol

    Zoeth S. Eldredge and E. J. Molera