plural -s
: an expedition or journey into unexplored territory
before beginning the long entrada, the trappers killed three deerR. G. Cleland
especially : a Spanish exploring or conquering expedition in America
through the many entradas and colonization attempts, to the final conquest after the great Maya revolt Science
nothing was left except the deeply engraved routes of their remarkable entradas Frank Waters

Word History


Spanish, literally, entry, entrance, from feminine of entrado (past participle of entrar to enter), from Latin intratus, past participle of intrare to enter

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“Entrada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entrada. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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