quin·​ta ˈkin-tə How to pronounce quinta (audio) ˈkēn- How to pronounce quinta (audio)
: a country villa or estate especially in Portugal or Latin America

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Hillsides covered in terraced vineyards and historic quintas reflect 2,000 years of winemaking in the valley, with itineraries that include stops for tastings and time to cross the border toward the medieval city of Salamanca in northwestern Spain. Fran Golden / Bloomberg, Time, 27 Dec. 2019 The genteel decor takes its cues from the quintas (farms) of local wine grandees, and each room features photographs and accessories contributed by a different Portuguese winemaker. Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Oct. 2017

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Word History


Spanish & Portuguese, quinta, farm rented at one fifth of its income, from Latin, feminine of quintus fifth

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quinta was in 1754

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Cite this Entry

“Quinta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quinta. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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