camino real

noun
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camino%20real. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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