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embarcadero

[ em-bahr-kuh-dair-oh ]
/ ɛmˌbɑr kəˈdɛər oʊ /
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noun, plural em·bar·ca·de·ros.
a pier, wharf, or landing place.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a waterfront section in San Francisco: piers and seafood restaurants.
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Origin of embarcadero

An Americanism first recorded in 1840–50; from Latin American Spanish, Spanish: “pier, docking place,” equivalent to embarcad(o), past participle of embarcar “to launch, embark” (see embark) + -ero, from Latin -ārium noun suffix (see -arium)

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