estancia

noun
es·​tan·​cia | \ e-ˈstän(t)s-(ˌ)yä How to pronounce estancia (audio) \

Definition of estancia

: a South American cattle ranch or stock farm

Examples of estancia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Strip away the Humvees and athletic fields, and the base could be an Argentine estancia, home to gauchos instead of guardsmen. Paul Sonne, Washington Post, "To pay for Trump’s wall, a hurricane-wrecked base in Puerto Rico loses funding," 20 Sep. 2019 Central and South America Argentina Maita BarrenecheaMai 10She was among the first to offer fly-fishing trips to Patagonia and to open estancias to guests for horseback riding. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 Argentina, Chile, and Colombia Harry HastingsPlan South AmericaHastings has intel on top-notch estancias and can connect you with all sorts of interesting locals, from emerald miners to rock-star chefs. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 Estancia Arroyo Verde is, in our opinion, the most beautiful estancia in northern Patagonia and one of those very unique places in the world. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016 Grace Cafayate, a hotel and estancia in Argentina’s Calchaquí Valley, is offering a local twist on a typical Thanksgiving celebration. Jessica Colley Clarke, New York Times, "Skipping Turkey at Home for Thanksgiving? Consider a Hotel Stay Overseas," 17 Oct. 2017 Estancia Arroyo Verde is, in our opinion, the most beautiful estancia in northern Patagonia and one of those very unique places in the world. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016 Falkland Islands tour: One of the top operators is Estancia Tours (the family also owns 13,000-acre Estancia sheep farm), estancia-excursions.com. Doug Hansen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cruising around Cape Horn is South American adventure," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of estancia

1704, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for estancia

American Spanish, from Spanish, stay, room, from Vulgar Latin *stantia — more at stance

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“Estancia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/estancia. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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