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re·mu·da

 (rĭ-mo͞o′də)
n. Southwestern US
A herd of horses from which ranch hands select their mounts.

[American Spanish, change of horses, remuda, from Spanish, exchange, from remudar, to exchange : re-, in return (from Latin; see re-) + mudar, to change (from Latin mūtāre; see mei- in Indo-European roots).]

remuda

(rɪˈmjuːdə; rɪˈmuːdə)
n
Southwestern US a stock of horses from which the horses for the next day are chosen

re•mu•da

(rəˈmu də)

n., pl. -das. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
a group of horses from which ranch hands choose mounts for the day.
[1835–45; < American Spanish: a change (of horses), Sp: exchange, derivative of remudar to change, replace =re- re- + mudar to change (< Latin mūtāre)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.remuda - the herd of horses from which those to be used the next day are chosen
herd - a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
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