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cabana

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noun ca·bana \kə-ˈban-yə, -ˈba-nə\

Simple Definition of cabana

  • : a small, simple building that has a roof and usually walls and is often used by people at a beach or swimming pool

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cabana

  1. 1 :  a lightweight structure with living facilities

  2. 2 :  a tentlike shelter usually with an open side facing a beach or swimming pool

Origin and Etymology of cabana

Spanish cabaña, literally, hut, from Medieval Latin capanna


First Known Use: 1890


CABANA Defined for Kids

cabana

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noun ca·bana \kə-ˈba-nyə, -nə\

Definition of cabana for Students

  1. :  a shelter usually with an open side used by people at a beach or swimming pool




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