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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 of estancia
1695-1705
1695-1705; < American Spanish, Spanish: dwelling
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  • 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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