fin·​ca | \ ˈfiŋ-kə \

Definition of finca

: a rural property, ranch, or farm in Spain or Spanish America

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As Mary recounts in her memoir, Castro personally came to the finca and vowed to help. Patrick J. Mcdonnell,, "Preservation effort makes Hemingway's Cuba home look like he never left," 30 May 2018 To that end, the couple have bought an 18th-century stone finca on the island that is surrounded by orchards. Vogue, "Tatiana Baibabaeva Is Infusing Slow Fashion with Sensuality, One Macramé Dress at a Time," 31 May 2018 The finca, which became the property of the Cuban government, soon fell into disrepair. Patrick J. Mcdonnell,, "Preservation effort makes Hemingway's Cuba home look like he never left," 30 May 2018 At 6 p.m. Mr. Hernández retrieved me for dinner at another finca, also up in the hills but shrouded in a forest canopy. Gustave Axelson, New York Times, "A Journey to Colombia’s Coffee Belt," 7 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of finca

1878, in the meaning defined above

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