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Canara

[kuh-nahr-uh, kah-ner-uh]
noun
  1. Kanara.
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Kanara

or Ca·na·ra

[kuh-nahr-uh, kah-ner-uh]
noun
  1. a region in SW India, on the Deccan Plateau. About 60,000 sq. mi. (155,400 sq. km).
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Historical Examples of canara

  • The Canarese, who inhabit Canara, on the west coast of India.

    The Lusiad

    Lus de Cames

  • Finally we arranged with a British India steamer, the Canara, that it should 'deviate' and deposit us there for a consideration.

    Southern Arabia

    Theodore Bent

  • Like all Brahmin women in Canara, they are fond of wearing sweet-scented flowers in their hair.

  • After burial or cremation, a mound (dhupe) is, as among other castes in Canara, made over the spot.

  • She is the most popular deity in Canara, represented under the most frightful form, and worshipped with bloody rites.


British Dictionary definitions for canara

Canara

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Kanara
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Kanara

Canara

noun
  1. a region of SW India, in Karnataka on the Deccan Plateau and the W Coast. Area: about 155 000 sq km (60 000 sq miles)
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