ve·ran·da or ve·ran·dah (və-răndə)
A porch or balcony, usually roofed and often partly enclosed, extending along the outside of a building. Also called regionally gallery.
[Hindi varaṇḍā, probably from Portuguese varanda, balcony; akin to vara, rod, stick (as in vara do castello, high part of a castle from which one can see farthest into the distance), from Latin vāra, forked pole, structure with divergent pieces, trestle.]
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