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

Examples of quinta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The finest are from single estates called quintas; the label will include the producer’s name, quinta name, and vintage year. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 29 Dec. 2023 The region’s first vines were planted 2,000 years ago, and its agricultural terraces, quintas (winemaking farms), villages and roads are characters in its ongoing winemaking story. Shoshi Parks, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Aug. 2023 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 25 Apr. 2024.

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