hacienda[hä′sē en′də, has′ē-]
in Spanish America,
- a large estate, ranch, or plantation
- the main dwelling on any of these
Origin of haciendaSpanish ; from Old Spanish facienda, employment, estate ; from Classical Latin things to be done ; from facere: see do
- A large estate in a Spanish-speaking region.
- The house of the owner of such an estate.
Origin of haciendaSpanish, from Latin facienda, things to be done, from neuter pl. gerundive of facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.