[Spanish keen-tah; Portuguese keen-tah, -tuh]
- an inn, especially one in the countryside.
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Examples from the Web for quinta
But these thirty or more patterns do not exhaust the interest of the Quinta.Portuguese Architecture
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This quinta appears to me strong enough to resist a surprise.The Red Track
I thought you said he went to the quinta after the fight at the Pasa Chico.
You can be of service only if you are intimate with him, and visit frequently at his quinta.
Until they were squares from the quinta neither of them spoke.
- winemaking a Portuguese vineyard where grapes for wine or port are grown
C20: from Portuguese, literally: a country estate, farm
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Word Origin and History for quinta
"country house, villa," 1754, from Spanish and Portuguese quinta, originally a farm and house let out for a rent of one-fifth of its produce, from Latin quintus "one fifth," related to quinque "five" (see quinque-).
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