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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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ran•che•ro(rænˈtʃɛər oʊ, rɑn-)
n., pl. -che•ros.
(in Spanish America and the southwestern U.S.) a rancher.
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