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remuda

[ ruh-moo-duh; Spanish re-moo-thah ]
/ rəˈmu də; Spanish rɛˈmu ðɑ /
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noun, plural re·mu·das [ruh-moo-duhz; Spanish re-moo-thahs]. /rəˈmu dəz; Spanish rɛˈmu ðɑs/. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
a group of saddle horses from which ranch hands choose mounts for the day.
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Origin of remuda

An Americanism first recorded in 1835–45: from Latin American Spanish (Mexico): “a change (of horses),” Spanish: “exchange,” derivative of remudar “to change, replace,” equivalent to re- re- + mudar “to change” (from Latin mūtāre )
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