finca

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Most of those employees are seasonal, balancing work on their own small farms with work on Alfaro's larger finca. Kevin Sieff, Anchorage Daily News, 12 June 2019 As Mary recounts in her memoir, Castro personally came to the finca and vowed to help. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, latimes.com, 30 May 2018 To that end, the couple have bought an 18th-century stone finca on the island that is surrounded by orchards. Vogue, 31 May 2018 The finca, which became the property of the Cuban government, soon fell into disrepair. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, latimes.com, 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, 7 Mar. 2017 See More

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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

Dictionary Entries Near finca

Cite this Entry

“Finca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/finca. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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