Definitions

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

  • noun A rural property, especially a large farm or ranch, in Spanish America.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Fixed property; real estate.

Etymologies

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

[American Spanish, from Spanish, real estate, from Old Spanish fincar, to pitch tents, reside, from Vulgar Latin *fīgicāre, to fasten, from Latin fīgere; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • The finca is a cooperative organic coffee farm that also runs a hostal.

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  • A "finca" is perhaps the closest to the term farm in its European sense, a few acres including a few fields and some cattle. "hacienda" has an old tenure connotation, a certain prestige even if the "hacienda" lost most of its glamour and lands!

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  • Despite their generous tithing, the Beltran Leyvas 'cover was blown December 11th when a newly-coordinated Marine unit raided a narco-fiesta at a "finca" (hacienda) in Tepotzlan Morelos, a community with many writers, artists, and Mexico City intellectuals in residence.

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  • Despite their generous tithing, the Beltran Leyvas 'cover was blown December 11th when a newly-coordinated Marine unit raided a narco-fiesta at a "finca" (hacienda) in Tepotzlan Morelos, a community with many writers, artists, and Mexico City intellectuals in residence.

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  • My grandfather always had a farm, or finca , very near Madrid and my mother then inherited it, and we have been going there since we were very little.

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  • Im sure you could ask there about going into a finca and seeing and learning more about the coffee making process, etc.

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  • Im sure you could ask there about going into a finca and seeing and learning more about the coffee making process, etc.

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  • • Calle E No 158 B, between Calles 9a and Calzada, Vedado +537 833 1425At first glance, chill-out bar and grill La Campana seems more like an upmarket finca farm than anything else.

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  • Im sure you could ask there about going into a finca and seeing and learning more about the coffee making process, etc.

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  • Im sure you could ask there about going into a finca and seeing and learning more about the coffee making process, etc.

    Tapachula vs. Tuxtla

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