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descanso

descanso
 n.— «The practice of erecting memorials may have its origins in Mexico. Roadside memorials there are called descanso, which means resting place.» —“Roadside reminders” by Kelly Garbus Kansas City Star Magazine (Kan., Mo.) Sept. 4, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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