Sunday, December 1, 2013

Today's #DailyDefinition brought to you by the word...bungalow via @DefinitionHouse



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bungalow

[buhng-guh-loh]

noun 

1. a cottage of one story.
2. (in India) a one-storied thatched or tiled house, usually surrounded by a veranda.
3. (in the U.S.) a derivation of the Indian house type, popular especially during the first quarter of the 20th century, usually having one and a half stories, a widely bracketed gable roof, and a multi-windowed dormer and frequently built of rustic materials.

Origin:
1670–80; < Hindi banglā literally, of Bengal


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