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an art gallery in Madrid housing an important collection of Spanish paintings
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  • And I nodded at the alley of the prado opening before us between the rows of the perfectly leafless trees.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • There is that strange lady from the prado that you took him to see, Signorino.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • From this central point the prado continues south until it terminates in the Parque de los Indies.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • The Montevidean is very proud of the prado, and he has sufficient reason for his pride.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • In the late afternoon I took my way down along the prado, and, stopping before No. 55, touched an electric bell.

    On the Mexican Highlands William Seymour Edwards
Word Origin and History for prado



public park and promenade in Madrid, 1640s, Spanish, from Latin pratum "meadow" (see prairie). Cf. Prater, large park in Vienna, German, from Italian prato "meadow." French preau "little meadow," formerly praël, Italian pratello are from Vulgar Latin *pratellum, diminutive of pratum.

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