finca

[ fing-kuh; Spanish feeng-kah ]
/ ˈfɪŋ kə; Spanish ˈfiŋ kɑ /

noun, plural fin·cas [fing-kuh z; Spanish feeng-kahs] /ˈfɪŋ kəz; Spanish ˈfiŋ kɑs/.

a ranch or large farm in a Spanish-speaking country, especially a plantation in tropical Spanish America.

Nearby words

  1. financing,
  2. financing gap,
  3. financière,
  4. finasteride,
  5. finback,
  6. finch,
  7. finchley,
  8. find,
  9. find fault,
  10. find it in one's heart

Origin of finca

1905–10; < Spanish: property, real estate, farm (apparently orig., amount left over; hence, a sum of money > income from a property > the property itself), derivative of Old Spanish fincar to remain, stative derivative of fincar (Spanish hincar) to drive in, fix, sink (a nail), alteration of ficar (< Vulgar Latin *fīgicāre, for Latin fīgere; cf. fichu), with -n- perhaps from dial. finsar to mark out (ultimately < *fīxāre; see fix)

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