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fanega

[fuh-ney-guh; Spanish fah-ne-gah]
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noun, plural fa·ne·gas [fuh-ney-guh z; Spanish fah-ne-gahs] /fəˈneɪ gəz; Spanish fɑˈnɛ gɑs/.
  1. a unit of dry measure in Spanish-speaking countries, equal in Spain to 1.58 U.S. bushels (55.7 liters).
  2. a Mexican unit of land measure, equal to 8.81 acres (3.57 hectares).

Origin of fanega

1495–1505; < Spanish < Arabic fanīqah big bag
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