es·​tu·​fa | \eˈstüfə\
plural -s

Definition of estufa 

: an assembly room or council chamber of a Pueblo Indian dwelling in which a sacred fire is kept burning

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History and Etymology for estufa

Spanish, literally, stove, warm room, from estufar to heat an apartment, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin extufare to heat by steam

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