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Miró

[mee-roh; Spanish mee-raw] /miˈroʊ; Spanish miˈrɔ/
noun
1.
Gabriel
[gah-vree-el] /ˌgɑ vriˈɛl/ (Show IPA),
1879–1930, Spanish novelist, short-story writer, and essayist.
2.
Joan
[hoh-ahn,, hwahn] /hoʊˈɑn,, ʰwɑn/ (Show IPA),
1893–1983, Spanish painter.
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  • They were cut off on the secret side of the island, alone with miro.

    Pirates of the Gorm Nat Schachner
  • A dull flame leaped into miro's eyes at the sight of his captive.

    Pirates of the Gorm Nat Schachner
  • Why, they even made me, miro, Inspector of your rotten Service.

    Pirates of the Gorm Nat Schachner
  • "I'll—" Then, to Grant's eternal horror, she sank into miro's arms.

    Pirates of the Gorm Nat Schachner
  • "You can't get away with it," miro snarled, muttering a string of curses.

    Pirates of the Gorm Nat Schachner
  • Mind, we do not expect that you will obtain proof that miro is paying Wilkinson money.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • I have no doubt that miro pensions him, but I know miro likewise, and you will obtain no proof of that.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • The permit to trade given by miro to Wilkinson was made no secret of.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • Brown Iko stood in the bows of the miro; near him stood Tamate.

  • This man Wilkinson goes down to see miro, and miro straightway opens the river to us through him.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for miro

miro

/ˈmiːrɒ/
noun (pl) miro
1.
a tall New Zealand coniferous timber tree, Podocarpus ferrugineus, with large red fruit
Word Origin
Māori

Miró

/Spanish miˈro/
noun
1.
Joan (xwan). 1893–1983, Spanish surrealist painter
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