finca

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
fin•ca  (fingkə; Sp. fēngkä),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -cas (-kəz; Sp. -käs).USA pronunciation 
  1. a ranch or large farm in a Spanish-speaking country, esp. a plantation in tropical Spanish America.
  • *fīxāre; see fix)
  • Vulgar Latin *fīgicāre, for Latin fīgere; compare fichu), with -n- perh. from dialect, dialectal finsar to mark out (ultimately
  • Spanish: property, real estate, farm (apparently origin, originally, amount left over; hence, a sum of money income from a property the property itself ), derivative of Old Spanish fincar to remain, stative derivative of fincar (Spanish hincar) to drive in, fix, sink (a nail), alteration of ficar (
  • 1905–10

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