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(in the south-western US) a shop, especially a general store.
- ‘Mexicans have a long tradition of acquiring basic goods and foodstuffs in small neighborhood grocery shops (tiendas).’
- ‘‘Progress’ is nearly invisible, save for the ubiquitous Pepsi signs at each local tienda.’
- ‘Relief from the hot, midday sun of the Riviera Maya is found under the palapa roofs and sidewalk awnings of cafes and restaurants, inside dozens of craft tiendas, or in the cool interiors of air-conditioned boutiques.’
- ‘Some villages have small tiendas selling rice, flour, butter, some tinned goods, and basic veggies such as potatoes, onions, cabbage and sometimes tomatoes.’
Mid 19th century: Spanish.
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