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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 Ranch.] 1. A rude hut, as of posts, covered with branches or thatch, where herdsmen or farm laborers may live or lodge at night. [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]