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Definition of "fanega" [‖Fa•ne•ga]

  • Any of various units of dry capacity, mass and land area used in Spain and the Spanish-speaking world; originally a unit of dry capacity used for grain. (noun)
  • A former unit of area, the amount of land that would be sown with a fanega of seed. (noun)

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Use "fanega" in a sentence
  • "The corn was three current dollars per fanega, which is full five shillings per bushel; and biscuit at twenty-five shillings for the hundred pounds."
  • "Five or six years ago, on account of representations made to the supreme government by the superiors of the religious orders, of the extreme poverty that the Indians were suffering because of the severe _baguios_ and tempests -- which had ruined their houses, fields, and cocoa plantations, and even the churches and the houses of the ministers -- an order was issued by the said supreme government for rice, to be received in Visayas at the price of three reals per fanega, which is the lowest among the natives."
  • "Of grain, wheat pays an export duty of three-fourths of a dollar per fanega, or about a quintal."