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Any of various traditional units of dry measure, weight, or land area used in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries or territories.
[Spanish, from Arabic fanīqa, sack.]
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(Units) a unit of capacity, mass or land area used in Spanish-speaking countries, its value dependent on the country in which it is being used
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