piragua

[pi-rah-gwuh, -rag-wuh]

noun

Also pirogue. a canoe made by hollowing out a tree trunk.
a flat-bottomed sailing vessel having two masts.

Nearby words

  1. piqué,
  2. pir,
  3. piracicaba,
  4. piracy,
  5. piraeus,
  6. pirandello,
  7. pirandello, luigi,
  8. piranesi,
  9. piranesi, giovanni battista,
  10. piranha

Origin of piragua

1525–35; < Spanish < Carib: dugout

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British Dictionary definitions for piragua

piragua

noun

another word for pirogue

Word Origin for piragua

C17: via Spanish from Carib: dugout canoe

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