Definitions

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

  • noun A hut or group of huts for housing ranch workers.
  • noun A ranch.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hut or cluster of huts where travelers can be accommodated, like the Dak bungalows of India.
  • noun In Spanish America, a rude hut or cluster of huts where herdsmen or stockmen live or only lodge; hence, an establishment for breeding cattle and horses; a stock-farm. It is thus distinguished from a hacienda, which is a cultivated farm or plantation. See ranch, n.

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

  • noun A rude hut, as of posts, covered with branches or thatch, where herdsmen or farm laborers may live or lodge at night.
  • noun Mexico & California A large grazing farm where horses and cattle are raised; -- distinguished from hacienda, a cultivated farm or plantation.

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

  • noun A simple hut, as of posts, covered with branches or thatch, where herdsmen or farm workers may lodge at night.
  • noun US, California, Mexico A large grazing farm where horses and cattle are raised; distinguished from hacienda, a cultivated farm or plantation.

Etymologies

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

[American Spanish, small ranch; see ranch.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Spanish, properly, a mess, mess room. Compare ranch.

Examples

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  • The book he wrote about the rancho is available at Loompanics. com; the list of books sold through this online catalog is worth perusing on its own.

    Behind the News: November 2003

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    Behind the News

  • Cocido in this sur de Sinaloa rancho is made using most of the classic ingredients; carrots, potatoes, corn on the cob and lots of caldo, however it is served as a one pot affair with only one type of meat included which is always beef and usually the short ribs, beans instead of chickpeas and no cabbage.

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • Cocido in this sur de Sinaloa rancho is made using most of the classic ingredients; carrots, potatoes, corn on the cob and lots of caldo, however it is served as a one pot affair with only one type of meat included which is always beef and usually the short ribs, beans instead of chickpeas and no cabbage.

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • Cocido in this sur de Sinaloa rancho is made using most of the classic ingredients; carrots, potatoes, corn on the cob and lots of caldo, however it is served as a one pot affair with only one type of meat included which is always beef and usually the short ribs, beans instead of chickpeas and no cabbage.

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • Cocido in this sur de Sinaloa rancho is made using most of the classic ingredients; carrots, potatoes, corn on the cob and lots of caldo, however it is served as a one pot affair with only one type of meat included which is always beef and usually the short ribs, beans instead of chickpeas and no cabbage.

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • Cocido in this sur de Sinaloa rancho is made using most of the classic ingredients; carrots, potatoes, corn on the cob and lots of caldo, however it is served as a one pot affair with only one type of meat included which is always beef and usually the short ribs, beans instead of chickpeas and no cabbage.

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • Cocido in this sur de Sinaloa rancho is made using most of the classic ingredients; carrots, potatoes, corn on the cob and lots of caldo, however it is served as a one pot affair with only one type of meat included which is always beef and usually the short ribs, beans instead of chickpeas and no cabbage.

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • Cocido in this sur de Sinaloa rancho is made using most of the classic ingredients; carrots, potatoes, corn on the cob and lots of caldo, however it is served as a one pot affair with only one type of meat included which is always beef and usually the short ribs, beans instead of chickpeas and no cabbage.

    �me encanta caldo de res!

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