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rancheria

[ran-chuh-ree-uh; Spanish rahn-che-ree-ah]
noun, plural ran·che·ri·as [ran-chuh-ree-uh z; Spanish rahn-che-ree-ahs] /ˌræn tʃəˈri əz; Spanish ˌrɑn tʃɛˈri ɑs/. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
  1. a family household unit or settlement.
  2. a hut or house where rancheros live.
  3. a village of such huts.
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Historical Examples of rancheria

  • For them there were dwellings apart; a collection of rude hovels, styled the rancheria.

    The Death Shot

    Mayne Reid

  • We knew that Rube would reach the rancheria, and return with a rescue—that was all.

    The War Trail

    Mayne Reid

  • At this crisis a shout was raised: “To the rancheria, to the rancheria!”

    The War Trail

    Mayne Reid

  • In half-an-hour after, with the vaquero for my guide, I rode quietly out of the rancheria.

    The War Trail

    Mayne Reid

  • I was at least thirty miles from the rancheria, and I could not tell in what direction it lay.

    The War Trail

    Mayne Reid