cor·ri·da (kō-rēdə, -dä)
A bullfight, especially a program in which six bulls aged at least four years old are engaged.
[Spanish corrida (de toros), running (of the bulls), bullfight, from past participle of correr, to run, from Latin currere; see kers- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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