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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. Jackson. [1913 Webster]