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n. pl. ran·che·ros Southwestern US
A ranch owner; a rancher.

[American Spanish, from rancho, small ranch; see ranch.]
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n, pl -ros
(Professions) Southwestern US another word for rancher
[C19: from American Spanish]
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(rænˈtʃɛər oʊ, rɑn-)

n., pl. -che•ros.
(in Spanish America and the southwestern U.S.) a rancher.
[1820–30; < Sp, =ranch(o) ranch + -ero < Latin -ārius -ary]
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South of that you'll find government land mixed up with forest reserves and Mexican rancheros. It's pretty wild, without any roads to speak of.
Fri., May 17 -- Cheeseburger or PBJ sandwich, ranchero beans, mixed fruit, milk
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There's a lot of good food to be found in the Delta, but the Ranchero, or "the Ranch" to locals, is talked about far and wide.
Although this is a critical intervention in examinations of mission brutality, the idyll of the ranchero world, and the avariciousness of the Americans, an examination of labour needs to be done with regard to the complexity of Indigenous rebellion and resistance.
The range includes California Vegetables in Balsamic Glaze, Sweet Peas in Parmesan Herb Sauce, Whole Green Beans in Garlic Olive Oil Sauce, Broccoli Florets in Gorgonzola Bleu Cheese Sauce, and Southwest Vegetables in Ranchero Sauce.
Among the company's new products and line extensions are Spicy Ranchero Burgundy Olives, created with fresh jalapeno and cilantro; and Fresh Cured Green Ripe Olives that are picked early, ripened without oxygen and contain no ferrous gluconate to turn and keep the olives black.
"The Mark of Zorro" stars Douglas Fairbanks as the son of a 19th-century ranchero who takes on the masked identity of Senor Zorro for some Robin Hood-type championing of the people.