WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- 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 (