fanega

[fuh-ney-guh; Spanish fah-ne-gah]
noun, plural fanegas [fuh-ney-guhz; Spanish fah-ne-gahs] .
1.
a unit of dry measure in Spanish-speaking countries, equal in Spain to 1.58 U.S. bushels (55.7 liters).
2.
a Mexican unit of land measure, equal to 8.81 acres (3.57 hectares).

Origin:
1495–1505; < Spanish < Arabic fanīqah big bag

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At this time a fanega of wheat and a cow on the range were on a parity, each worth three pesos.
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