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plaza

[ plah-zuh, plaz-uh ]
/ ˈplɑ zə, ˈplæz ə /
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noun
a public square or open space in a city or town.
an area along an expressway where public facilities, as service stations and restrooms, are available.
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Origin of plaza

First recorded in 1675–85; from Spanish, from Latin platea “street,” from Greek plateîa “broad street”; see place
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British Dictionary definitions for plaza

plaza
/ (ˈplɑːzə, Spanish ˈplaθa) /

noun
an open space or square, esp in Spain or a Spanish-speaking country
mainly US and Canadian
  1. a modern complex of shops, buildings, and parking areas
  2. (capital when part of a name)Rockefeller Plaza

Word Origin for plaza

C17: from Spanish, from Latin platēa courtyard, from Greek plateia; see place
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