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n. pl. ran·chos Southwestern US
1. A hut or group of huts for housing ranch workers.
2. A ranch.
[American Spanish, small ranch; see ranch.]
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n, pl -chos
1. (Agriculture) a hut or group of huts for housing ranch workers
2. (Agriculture) another word for ranch
[C17: from Mexican Spanish: camp, from Old Spanish ranchar to be billeted, from Old French ranger to place]
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ran•cho(ˈræn tʃoʊ, ˈrɑn-)
n., pl. -chos.
1. a ranch.
2. a hut or collection of huts for herders, laborers, or travelers.
[1800–10, Amer.; < American Spanish: small farm, camp]
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RanchoSpanish, a company who eat together; a collection of huts, 1860.
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