Pronunciation: (pu-lä'pu; Sp. pä-lä'pä), [key]
—pl. -pasPronunciation: (-puz; Sp. -päs). [key] (esp. in Mexico)
1. a simple, thatched-roof dwelling, usually open on the sides.
2. any building resembling this, esp. in a resort area, as a restaurant, beachhouse, or the like.
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