ramada

[ ruh-mah-duh ]

noun
  1. an open shelter, often having a dome-shaped thatched roof, and installed especially on beaches and picnic grounds.

Origin of ramada

1
An Americanism first recorded in 1865–70; from Latin American Spanish: “open shelter roofed with branches”; earlier Spanish enramada “arbor, bower,” noun use of feminine past participle of enramar “to intertwine branches,” equivalent to en- in-2 + -ramar, verbal derivative of ramo “branch,” from Latin rāmus

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