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1. A small grocery store that specializes in products from the Caribbean and Latin America.
2. A warehouse for the storage of wine.
[Spanish, from Latin apothēca, storehouse; see apothecary.]
bodega(bəʊˈdiːɡə; Spanish boˈðeɣa)
(Commerce) a shop selling wine and sometimes groceries, esp in a Spanish-speaking country
[C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Greek apothēkē storehouse, from apotithenai to store, put away]
n., pl. -gas.
1. (esp. among Spanish-speaking Americans) a grocery store.
2. a wineshop.
3. a warehouse for storing or aging wine.
[< American Spanish, Sp < Latin apothēca storehouse; see apothecary]
A Spanish word meaning wineshop, used to mean a grocery store that sells wine.