posada

[ poh-sah-duh; Spanish paw-sah-thah ]
/ poʊˈsɑ də; Spanish pɔˈsɑ ðɑ /

noun, plural po·sa·das [poh-sah-duhz; Spanish paw-sah-thahs]. /poʊˈsɑ dəz; Spanish pɔˈsɑ ðɑs/.

(in some Spanish-speaking countries) a government-operated or -approved inn offering moderately priced rooms to tourists, especially in a historic area.

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Origin of posada

1755–65; <Spanish: inn, lodging, dwelling, equivalent to pos(ar) to lodge, rest (<Late Latin pausāre;see pose1) + -ada, feminine of -ado-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for posada

posada
/ Spanish (poˈsaða) /

noun plural -das (-ðas)

an inn in a Spanish-speaking country

Word Origin for posada

literally: place for stopping
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