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/.

a unit of dry measure in Spanish-speaking countries, equal in Spain to 1.58 U.S. bushels (55.7 liters).
a Mexican unit of land measure, equal to 8.81 acres (3.57 hectares).

Nearby words

  1. fancywork,
  2. fandangle,
  3. fandango,
  4. fandom,
  5. fane,
  6. fanegada,
  7. faneuil,
  8. faneuil hall,
  9. fanfani,
  10. fanfani, amintore

Origin of fanega

1495–1505; < Spanish < Arabic fanīqah big bag

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