parador

[ par-uh-dawr; Spanish pah-rah-thawr ]
/ ˈpær əˌdɔr; Spanish ˌpɑ rɑˈðɔr /

noun, plural pa·ra·dors; Spanish pa·ra·do·res [pah-rah-thaw-res]. /ˌpɑ rɑˈðɔ rɛs/.

a government-sponsored inn in Spain, usually in a scenic or historic area, that offers lodging and meals at reasonable prices.

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Origin of parador

1835–45; <Spanish: wayside inn, hostelry, equivalent to par(ar) to stop (see parade) + -ador-ator
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British Dictionary definitions for parador

parador
/ (ˈpærədɔː, Spanish ˈparaðor) /

noun plural -dors or -dores

a state-run hotel in Spain

Word Origin for parador

Spanish
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