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Topic: BUILDINGS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Italian
Origin: Latin, 'country home, farm'

villa

noun
     
vil‧la [countable]
1 British English a house that you use or rent while you are on holiday
2TBBDHH a big house in the country with a large garden
3 a house in a town:
Victorian villas
4TBB an ancient Roman house or farm with land surrounding it
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