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An estate or large farm in Portugal, Brazil, and other Portuguese-speaking countries.
- ‘In a minute, the pilot is off to collect Maria and Alline at the fazenda.’
- ‘Out of control, we whipped past a small fazenda, narrowly missing a truck coming from the opposite direction.’
- ‘Tomorrow night we should be warm again, back at the fazenda, where the owner has generously offered us a night in his house.’
- ‘Several other fazendas in the southern Pantanal offer a similar mix of adventures.’
- ‘Now the fazenda runs just 100 cattle on its 19,000 acres, and its mission has shifted to research, conservation, and low-impact tourism.’
- ‘A Brazilian colonel had a fazenda (farm or ranch) and regularly flew down to it.’
Portuguese; compare with Spanish hacienda.
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