One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Spain and Spanish-speaking regions) a public walkway or promenade shaded with trees.
esplanade, front, seafront, parade, walk, boulevard, avenue, walkway, mallView synonyms
- ‘In Bogotá, Hook says, Penalosa took him on a helicopter ride to tour the bike highways, called alamedas.’
- ‘Other alamedas of special interest are El Tunal, located in the neighborhood by the same name; Santa Fe 1 and 2 sections connecting South Highway and Centenario Avenue to connect Centenario Avenue and Americas Avenue, Bosa Laureles and Arborizadora Alta.’
- ‘‘A brass band played a languid waltz under the alameda of blossoming matarratón trees,’ he says at one point.’
Late 18th century: Spanish.
A port city in north central California, on San Francisco Bay, just southwest of Oakland; population 70,580 (est. 2008).
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