Definition of ramada in English:

ramada

noun

US
  • An arbour or porch.

    • ‘The garden is resplendent with California poppies, blossoming artichokes, and, at its center, a ramada built with kiwi vines intertwined with willow and recycled wood.’
    • ‘For shade, the ramada, a classic freestanding, open-air structure, is still a common feature in desert gardens.’
    • ‘Let the ramada's style dictate the furnishings.’
    • ‘Finally, we used baling wire to hang all twenty-five pop bottles from the ceiling of the ramada and threaded clear Christmas lights among them to add to the market-festival effect.’
    • ‘Though traditional ramadas were made with mesquite poles, ocotillo canes, and saguaro, these materials are not readily available in nurseries, and laws prevent harvesting from public land.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Spanish.

Pronunciation

ramada

/rəˈmɑːdə/