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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 904 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VAQUERO, a Spanish word meaning a cowherd or herdsman, and so particularly used in Mexico and Spanish America for the whole class of men employed on the large cattle-ranches or vaquerias. The word, like the corresponding Fr. vacher, cow-herd, comes from the Med. Lat. vaccarius (vacca, cow).
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