[boh-dey-guh; Spanish baw-th e-gah]
- (especially among Spanish-speaking Americans) a grocery store.
- a wineshop.
- a warehouse for storing or aging wine.
Origin of bodega
< American Spanish, Spanish < Latin apothēca storehouse; see apothecary
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Examples from the Web for bodega
Casa Bruja's Fula Farmacia Blond Ale sells for $1.95 at Bodega Mi Amiga.
"Right now beer is a trend," Bernardo Rivas, the owner of Bodega Mi Amiga tells me in the imported beer aisle.
Bodega Mi Amiga is the largest liquor store in the country—and the oldest, dating back to 1959.
One of the stores Pragnell is referring to is Bodega Mi Amiga, a veritable institution on Via Porras in downtown Panama City.
Bodega Mi Amiga sells every kind of liquor you can imagine, or that is legally allowed to be imported into Panama.
This Bay of Bodega is situated a little north of the 38th degree of latitude.History of the State of California
John T. Frost
There is no more cholera in Bodega Central than there is in heaven!
They are fleeing to the bodega to get the rifles and ammunition!
“Fernando sends Juan to Bodega Central at daybreak,” the old man said.
Colnett mentions the Indian dress of deerskins in Bodega Bay.Francis Drake and the California Indians, 1579
Robert F. Heizer
- a shop selling wine and sometimes groceries, esp in a Spanish-speaking country
C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Greek apothēkē storehouse, from apotithenai to store, put away
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Word Origin and History for bodega
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