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Pará

[pah-rah]
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noun
  1. an estuary in N Brazil: an arm of the Amazon. 200 miles (320 km) long; 40 miles (65 km) wide.
  2. Belém.
  3. Pará rubber.
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British Dictionary definitions for pará

Pará

noun
  1. a state of N Brazil, on the Atlantic: mostly dense tropical rainforest Capital: Belém. Pop: 6 453 683 (2002). Area: 1 248 042 sq km (474 896 sq miles)
  2. another name for Belém
  3. an estuary in N Brazil into which flow the Tocantins River and a branch of the Amazon. Length: about 320 km (200 miles)
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para1

noun plural -ras or -ra
  1. a monetary unit of Serbia worth one hundredth of a dinar; formerly a monetary unit of Yugoslavia
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Word Origin

C17: Serbo-Croat, via Turkish from Persian pārah piece, portion

para2

noun informal
    1. a soldier in an airborne unit
    2. an airborne unit
  1. a paragraph
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para3

noun plural para
  1. a New Zealand fern, Marattia salicina, with long heavy frondsAlso called: horseshoe fern, king fern
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Word Origin

Māori
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pará in Medicine

para

(părə)
n.
  1. A woman who has given birth to an infant or infants.
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