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Meaning of RANCHO

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ran"cho\, n.; pl. {Ranchos}. [Sp., properly, a mess,
mess room. Cf. 2d {Ranch}.]
1. A rude hut, as of posts, covered with branches or thatch,
   where herdsmen or farm laborers may live or lodge at
   night.

2. A large grazing farm where horses and cattle are raised;
   -- distinguished from hacienda, a cultivated farm or
   plantation. [Mexico & California] --Bartlett.

 

 

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