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noria

[ nawr-ee-uh, nohr- ]
/ ˈnɔr i ə, ˈnoʊr- /
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noun
a device consisting of a series of buckets on a wheel, used in Spain and the East for raising water.
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Origin of noria

1785–95; <Spanish <Arabic nāʿūra
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British Dictionary definitions for noria

noria
/ (ˈnɔːrɪə) /

noun
a water wheel with buckets attached to its rim for raising water from a stream into irrigation canals: common in Spain and the Orient

Word Origin for noria

C18: via Spanish from Arabic nā`ūra, from na`ara to creak
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