zaguan

noun
za·​guan | \ zəˈgwän, sə- \
plural -s

Definition of zaguan

: 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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History and Etymology for zaguan

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

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“Zaguan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zaguan. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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