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palapa

[ puh-lah-puh; Spanish pah-lah-pah ]
/ pəˈlɑ pə; Spanish pɑˈlɑ pɑ /
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noun, plural pala·pas [puh-lah-puhz; Spanish pah-lah-pahs]. /pəˈlɑ pəz; Spanish pɑˈlɑ pɑs/. (esp. in Mexico)
a simple, thatched-roof dwelling, usually open on the sides.
any building resembling this, especially in a resort area, as a restaurant, beachhouse, or the like.
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Origin of palapa

Perhaps <Mexican Spanish: a kind of palm tree
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