Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various traditional units of dry measure, weight, or land area used in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries or territories.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Spanish and Spanish-American dry measure containing about 11/2 United States bushels.
  • noun A Spanish and Spanish-American land-measure containing about 13/5 acres.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A dry measure in Spain and Spanish America, varying from 1� to 2� bushels; also, a measure of land.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various units of dry capacity, mass and land area used in Spain and the Spanish-speaking world; originally a unit of dry capacity used for grain.
  • noun A former unit of area, the amount of land that would be sown with a fanega of seed.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, from Arabic fanīqa, sack.]

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Spanish

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