[ pi-rah-gwuh, -rag-wuh ]
/ pɪˈrɑ gwə, -ˈræg wə /


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


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Origin of piragua

1525–35; < Spanish < Carib: dugout
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British Dictionary definitions for piragua

/ (pɪˈrɑːɡwə, -ˈræɡ-) /


another word for pirogue

Word Origin for piragua

C17: via Spanish from Carib: dugout canoe
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