a level, open space of ground, esp. one serving as a public walk or roadway, often along a shore
Origin of esplanadeFrench from Italian spianata from spianare, to level from Classical Latin explanare, to level: see explain
A flat open stretch of pavement or grass, especially one designed as a promenade along a shore.
Origin of esplanadeFrench from Italian spianata from spianare to level from Latin explānāre to make plain ; see explain .