zaguan

noun za·guan \zəˈgwän, sə-\

Definition of zaguan

plural

-s

  1. :  a passageway leading from the entrance door to the central patio in houses commonly found in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico

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Origin and Etymology of zaguan

Spanish zaguán vestibule, entry, from Arabic usṭuwān porch, vestibule, probably from Greek stoa portico; akin to Greek stylos pillar — more at steer


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