ru·​a·​na rü-ˈä-nə How to pronounce ruana (audio)
: a woolen covering resembling a poncho

Examples of ruana in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ruana is a garment of modest pretensions. Carolina A. Mirandacolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2022

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Word History


American Spanish, from Spanish, woolen fabric

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ruana was in 1814

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“Ruana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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