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n. Southwestern US
a. A roofed, open-sided structure providing shade and protection from rain.
b. An open or partially enclosed shelter roofed with brush or branches, designed especially to provide shade.
c. An open porch or breezeway.
2. An arbor or trellis made of twined branches.
[Spanish, from rama, branch, from Vulgar Latin *rāma, from Latin rāmus; see ramify.]
Southwestern US a shelter with a roof and open sides
n., pl. -das.
an open shelter, often with a thatched roof.
[1865–70, Amer.; < American Spanish; earlier Sp enramada arbor, bower, n. use of feminine past participle of enramar to intertwine branches]