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[poh-sah-duh Portuguese poh-sah-duh]
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noun, plural pou·sa·das [poh-sah-duh z; Portuguese poh-sah-duh sh] /poʊˈsɑ dəz; Portuguese poʊˈsɑ dəʃ/.
  1. a government-operated inn in Portugal.
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Origin of pousada

1930–35; < Portuguese: inn, lodging, equivalent to pous(ar) to rest, halt (< Late Latin pausāre; cf. pose1) + -ada, feminine of -ado -ate1; cf. posada
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