pousada

[ poh-sah-duh Portuguese poh-sah-duh ]
/ poʊˈsɑ də Portuguese poʊˈsɑ də /

noun, plural pou·sa·das [poh-sah-duh z; Portuguese poh-sah-duh sh] /poʊˈsɑ dəz; Portuguese poʊˈsɑ dəʃ/.

a government-operated inn in Portugal.

Nearby words

  1. pouring box,
  2. pourparler,
  3. pourparty,
  4. pourpoint,
  5. pourriture noble,
  6. pousse-café,
  7. poussette,
  8. poussin,
  9. poussin, nicolas,
  10. pout

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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