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[Spanish keen-tah; Portuguese keen-tah, -tuh]
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noun, plural quin·tas [Spanish keen-tahs; Portuguese keen-tahs, -tuh sh] /Spanish ˈkin tɑs; Portuguese ˈkĩ tɑs, -təʃ/. Spanish, Portuguese.
  1. an inn, especially one in the countryside.
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Related Words for quinta

estate, soil, terrain, home, earth, continent, ground, plot, district, area, field, homeland, territory, beach, province, parcel, countryside, acreage, tract, nation

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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


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