Origin of ramada
Examples from the Web for ramada
A nighttime curfew that was imposed a few weeks ago seems barely enforced now—no doubt to the relief of the women at the Ramada.
But even after the Tropicana transferred to the Ramada hotel chain, Briggs said she “never received a penny.”The Ballad of Mitzi Stauffer Briggs, Heiress Who Lost It All in Vegas|John L. Smith|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Together they made their way to the house, and Ermine passed under the ramada with his hat off.John Ermine of the Yellowstone|Frederic Remington
An hour passed, and then from the ramada there came a sound of wailing.
But at this moment the dying light of the fire showed him the aguaras advancing in a dense body to assail the ramada.
The night after the big snake-killing Jefferson Creede picked up his blankets and moved quietly back to the ramada with Hardy.
They accordingly continued their journey, and at seven o'clock in the morning the little party arrived at the ramada.
Word Origin and History for ramada
"arbor, porch," 1869, from American Spanish ramada "tent, shelter," from Spanish ramada "an arbor," from rama "branch," from Vulgar Latin *rama, collective of Latin ramus "branch" (see ramus).