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ramada

[ruh-mah-duh] /rəˈmɑ də/
noun
1.
an open shelter, often having a dome-shaped thatched roof, and installed especially on beaches and picnic grounds.
Origin of ramada
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; < American Spanish: open shelter roofed with branches; earlier Spanish enramada arbor, bower, noun use of feminine past participle of enramar to intertwine branches equivalent to en- in-2 + -ramar, verbal derivative of ramo branch < Latin rāmus
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n.

"arbor, porch," 1869, from American Spanish ramada "tent, shelter," from Spanish ramada "an arbor," from rama "branch," from Vulgar Latin *rama, collective of Latin ramus "branch" (see ramus).

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