pi·az·za (pē-ăzə, -äzə)
1. A public square, especially in an Italian town.
2. A roofed and arcaded passageway; a colonnade.
3. New England & Southern Atlantic US A veranda.
[Italian, from Latin platēa, street, from Greek plateia (hodos), broad (way), feminine of platus, broad; see plat- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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