noun, plural fa·ne·gas [fuh-ney-guh z; Spanish fah-ne-gahs] /fəˈneɪ gəz; Spanish fɑˈnɛ gɑs/.
Origin of fanega
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Maize was sold by the carga, or load, which was about one half of the Castilian fanega.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2|Hubert Howe Bancroft
Measuring by fanegas was then still in vogue in Mexico; a fanega equals about sixty-four kilograms.
The price of cacao was, at the close of 1852, sixteen dollars the fanega.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
It is measured not by the bushel, but by the fanega, which weighs 225 pounds.A Journey in Southeastern Mexico|Henry Howard Harper
I asked him if he wanted us to die from starvation, and then another man offered me half a fanega.