bung alow

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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bungalow (ˈbʌŋɡəˌləʊ)
 
n
1.  a one-storey house, sometimes with an attic
2.  (in India) a one-storey house, usually surrounded by a veranda
 
[C17: from Hindi banglā (house) of the Bengal type]

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bungalow
1670s, from Gujarati bangalo, from Hindi bangla "low, thatched house," lit. "Bengalese," used elliptically for "house in the Bengal style."
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