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(in Spain) a dry riverbed used as a road or thoroughfare
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(ˈrɑm blə)

n., pl. -blas.
1. a dry ravine.
2. a broad avenue, esp. in Barcelona.
[1820–30; < Sp < Arabic ramlah]
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Every time we visit, we have our rotation of regular orders: chipirones pintxos from Rambla, tuna tostadas from La Chinesca, porchetta from Le Chon, lobster rolls from Bun Appetit, Bucky's twister fries and Basque burnt cheesecake from Workshop by Le Petit Souffle.
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The US State Department has cautioned American citizens to remain wary of "terrorist threats" in the Catalan capital, specifically along its tree-lined central promenade of "La Rambla," Spanish state television reported.
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The city quickly attempted to return to normality yesterday morning, just hours after twin terror attacks killed 14 and injured dozens of others when two vehicles ploughed into pedestrians on the central thoroughfare of La Rambla, and the nearby seaside town of Cambrils.