camino real

ca·​mi·​no re·​al | \ kə¦mē(ˌ)nōrāˈäl \
plural caminos reales\ -​nō(s)rāˈä(ˌ)lās \ or camino reals\ -​ˈälz \

Definition of camino real

: a main highway especially : a highway originally existing during the period of Spanish rule in the Southwest, Mexico, and Central America wagons will not travel along that camino real beyond Vao Colorao — Oliver La Farge

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History and Etymology for camino real

Spanish, highway, literally, royal road

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“Camino real.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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