chimenea

Main Entry:  chimenea
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a freestanding front-loading fireplace or oven with a bulbous body and a usu. Vertical smoke vent or chimney
Example:  Chimeneas used to be clay, but now they are made in other materials, such as cast iron.
Etymology:  Spanish 'chimney'
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chimenea
"free-standing fireplace," 20c., from Mex.Sp., lit. "chimney," from Sp., ult. from L. caminata (see chimney).
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