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remuda

[ruh-moo-duh; Spanish re-moo-th ah] /rəˈmu də; Spanish rɛˈmu ðɑ/
noun, plural remudas
[ruh-moo-duh z; Spanish re-moo-th ahs] /rəˈmu dəz; Spanish rɛˈmu ðɑs/ (Show IPA).
Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
1.
a group of saddle horses from which ranch hands choose mounts for the day.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; < American Spanish: a change (of horses), Spanish: exchange, derivative of remudar to change, replace, equivalent to re- re- + mudar to change (< Latin mūtāre)
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