n. pl. pa·se·os
a. A slow, easy stroll or walk outdoors.
b. The street, series of streets, or walkway along which such a walk is taken.
2. In bullfighting, the formal procession into the ring of the players, including the matadors, banderilleros, and horses, that occurs just before the first bull is fought.
[Spanish, from pasear, to take a stroll, frequentative of pasar, to go, pass; see PASE.]
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