finca

noun

fin·​ca ˈfiŋ-kə How to pronounce finca (audio)
: a rural property, ranch, or farm in Spain or Spanish America

Examples of finca in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are innumerable rustic villas throughout the picturesque countryside on the Spanish island of Mallorca, but this modernized finca marries rustic charm with sustainability and contemporary design. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 30 Jan. 2024 Located on the northeast extreme of the most famous of the Balearic Islands—past the UNESCO world heritage site between the old town of Pollença and the marina at the Port of Pollença—this very fancy finca is asking roughly $34,000 per week. Tom Weijand, Robb Report, 9 Sep. 2023 Located in the basement of main finca, the two-room spa is built into the former kitchen, with one of the rooms in a massive former oven, complete with a domed ceiling made of bricks. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Travel + Leisure, 12 July 2023 Then, in the 1500s, a finca, or traditional farmhouse, was built to preside over acres of typical crops, such as almonds, olives, and the island’s most important grape, malvasia. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Travel + Leisure, 12 July 2023 Most of my favorite Ibizan hotels are converted farmhouses, or fincas, such as Es Cucons. Hadley Freeman, Travel + Leisure, 20 June 2023 Sure, living in the Stone Age doesn’t sound super glamorous, but one finca in Mallorca is here to show you all the modern possibilities of cave life. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 16 June 2023 Afterwards, everyone went to Atzaro, a 300-year-old finca that is now a hotel in Ibiza, for the wedding reception. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 23 July 2021 Laucht and her team settled at the Experimental Group’s newest property, Experimental Menorca, which was built on a 74-acre 19th century finca. Vogue, 30 Nov. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

Spanish

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of finca was in 1878

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“Finca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/finca. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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