ramada

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See also: ramadà and Ramadã

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish ramada, from rama(branch).

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ramada ‎(plural ramadas)

  1. (US) A simple arbour or open porch, typically roofed with branches. [from 19th c.]
    • 1992, Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses:
      They sat in the shade of the pole and brush ramada in front of the place and sipped their drinks and looked out at the desolate stillness of the little crossroads at noon.
    • 2006, Wayne R Kime, Colonel Richard Irving Dodge, p. 23:
      As protection against the fierce heat, he caused a ramada to be constructed over and around his tent, which he employed only for sleeping.
    • 2008, Sally Binford & Lewis Binford, Archeology in Cultural Systems, p. 155:
      The well- built structure suggested that the occupation was not temporary, and the presence of the ramada indicated that at least part of the occupation was during warm weather.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ramo.

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ramada f ‎(plural ramadas)

  1. a cluster of branches, foliage
  2. (Latin America) a shed or hut made of branches