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finca Line breaks: finca
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪŋkə/

Definition of finca in English:


(In Spain and Spanish-speaking countries) a country estate; a ranch.
Example sentences
  • We're taking city breaks, spa breaks and walking holidays; we're visiting vineyards and art galleries, playing golf and learning tennis; and we're staying in mountain lodges, converted farmhouses and restored fincas.
  • In Guatemala, by nightfall on April 17th indigenous peasant organizations had occupied 14 fincas (private land holdings) covering over 5,076 hectares.
  • Today, tourism has moved out of its ghettoes, with fincas, farmhouses and stone cottages reimagined as hotels and villas.


Early 20th century: from Spanish, from fincar 'cultivate', perhaps from Latin figere 'fix, fasten, plant'.

Words that rhyme with finca

blinker, clinker, drinker, freethinker, Glinka, Inca, inker, jinker, shrinker, sinker, Soyinka, stinker, stotinka, thinker, tinker, Treblinka, winker
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