[hawr-nah-duh; Spanish hawr-nah-th ah]
- 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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Examples from the Web for jornada
At one place they made a “Jornada” of seventy miles without water.The White Chief
I have noted the only two patches of grass found during the 'jornada.'What I Saw in California
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