[Spanish keen-tah; Portuguese keen-tah, -tuh]

noun, plural quin·tas [Spanish keen-tahs; Portuguese keen-tahs, -tuh sh] /Spanish ˈkin tɑs; Portuguese ˈkĩ tɑs, -təʃ/. Spanish, Portuguese.

an inn, especially one in the countryside.

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Examples from the Web for quinta

Historical Examples of quinta

  • But these thirty or more patterns do not exhaust the interest of the Quinta.

    Portuguese Architecture

    Walter Crum Watson

  • This quinta appears to me strong enough to resist a surprise.

    The Red Track

    Gustave Aimard

  • I thought you said he went to the quinta after the fight at the Pasa Chico.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling

  • You can be of service only if you are intimate with him, and visit frequently at his quinta.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling

  • Until they were squares from the quinta neither of them spoke.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling

British Dictionary definitions for quinta



winemaking a Portuguese vineyard where grapes for wine or port are grown

Word Origin for quinta

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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