ron·​da·​vel | \ ˈrändəˌvel \
plural -s

Definition of rondavel

1 : a round native hut of southern Africa usually made of mud and having a thatched roof of grass
2 : a round house resembling a native hut often used as a guesthouse or tourist dwelling in southern Africa

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First Known Use of rondavel

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rondavel

Afrikaans rondawel

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“Rondavel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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