quemadero

noun que·ma·de·ro \ˌkāməˈde(ˌ)rō\

Definition of quemadero

plural

-s

  1. :  a place of execution by burning

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Origin and Etymology of quemadero

Spanish, from quemado (past participle of quemar to burn, from—assumed—Vulgar Latin caimare, alteration—perhaps influenced by Greek kaiein to burn—of Latin cremare to burn up) + -ero -ary (from Latin -arius) — more at caustic, hearth


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