From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Veranda \Ve*ran"da\, n. [A word brought by the English from
   India; of uncertain origin; cf. Skr. vara[.n][dsdot]a, Pg.
   varanda, Sp. baranda, Malay baranda.] (Arch.)
   An open, roofed gallery or portico, adjoining a dwelling
   house, forming an out-of-door sitting room. See Loggia.
   [1913 Webster]

         The house was of adobe, low, with a wide veranda on the
         three sides of the inner court.          --Mrs. H. H.
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