fin·ca (fĭngkə, fēngkä)
A rural property, especially a large farm or ranch, in Spanish America.
[American Spanish, from Spanish, real estate, from Old Spanish fincar, to pitch tents, reside, from Vulgar Latin *fīgicāre, to fasten, from Latin fīgere; see dhīgw- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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