Pronunciation: (hä"sē-en'du; Sp. ä-syen'dä), [key]
—pl. -dasPronunciation: (-duz; Sp. -däs). [key] (in Spanish America)
1. a large landed estate, esp. one used for farming or ranching.
2. the main house on such an estate.
3. a stock raising, mining, or manufacturing establishment in the country.
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