quinta

noun quin·ta \ ˈkin-tə , ˈkēn- \

Definition of quinta

: a country villa or estate especially in Portugal or Latin America

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Origin and Etymology of quinta

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


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