laguna

noun la·gu·na \ləˈgünə\

Definition of laguna

plural

-s

  1. :  lagoon lake pond salt lakes and lagunas within the tropics almost always have foul bottom waters — W. C. Krumbein & R. M. Garrels

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Origin and Etymology of laguna

Spanish, from Latin lacuna


Laguna

noun la·gu·na \"\

Definition of Laguna

plural

Laguna

or

Lagunas

  1. 1a :  a Keres pueblo people of New Mexico b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  the language of the Laguna people

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Origin and Etymology of laguna

Spanish, pond, lagoon; from the lagoon near the site of the tribe's pueblo


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