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estancia

[e-stahn-see-uh; Spanish es-tahn-syah] /ɛˈstɑn si ə; Spanish ɛsˈtɑn syɑ/
noun, plural estancias
[e-stahn-see-uh z; Spanish es-tahn-syahs] /ɛˈstɑn si əz; Spanish ɛsˈtɑn syɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in Spanish America) a landed estate or a cattle ranch.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < American Spanish, Spanish: dwelling
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Examples for estancia
  • estancia features a number of amenities, including a pool surrounded by private cabanas.
British Dictionary definitions for estancia

estancia

/ɪˈstænsɪə; Spanish esˈtansia/
noun
1.
(in Spanish America) a large estate or cattle ranch
Word Origin
C18: from American Spanish, from Spanish: dwelling, from Vulgar Latin stantia (unattested) a remaining, from Latin stāre to stand
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Encyclopedia Article for estancia

in the Rio de la Plata region of Argentina and Uruguay, an extensive rural estate largely devoted to cattle ranching and to some extent to the raising of feed grain

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