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This week's theme: words borrowed from Spanish.
ramada (ruh-MAH-duh) noun
An open shelter roofed with branches.
[From Spanish, from rama (branch), from Vulgar Latin rama, from Latin ramus (branch). The word "ramify" branches out from the same root "ramus".]
An anagram of today's word is "armada" (a fleet of warships), another term we've taken from Spanish.
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"We are issued orange White House press passes and herded under a ramada near the flight line." Rhonda Bodfield; Reporter-in-waiting Just Waits, And Waits; The Arizona Daily Star; Feb 27, 1999.
I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself. -Emily Bronte, novelist (1818-1848)
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