manzana

noun

man·​za·​na
mənˈzänə
plural -s
: any of several units of land area used especially in Central America that average around 1.7 acres

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from Spanish, apple, block of houses, from Old Spanish mazana, maçana apple, from Latin (mala) Matiana, from mala apples + Matiana, neuter plural of Matianus of Matius, from C. Matius, 1st century b.c. Roman writer on gastronomy + Latin -anus -an

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“Manzana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manzana. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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