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 for Rancho
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rancho \Ran"cho\ (r[a^]n"ch[-o]), n.; pl. Ranchos
     (r[a^]n"ch[=o]z). [Sp., properly, a mess, mess room. Cf. 2d
     1. A rude hut, as of posts, covered with branches or thatch,
        where herdsmen or farm laborers may live or lodge at
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A large grazing farm where horses and cattle are raised;
        -- distinguished from hacienda, a cultivated farm or
        plantation. [Mexico & California] --Bartlett.
        [1913 Webster]

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