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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof made of dried palm leaves.
  • n. A structure, such as a bar or restaurant in a tropical resort, that is open-sided and thatched with palm leaves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof made of dried palm leaves.

Etymologies

Perhaps from American Spanish, a kind of palm tree.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish. (Wiktionary)

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