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


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

Origin of piragua

1525–35; < Spanish < Carib: dugout
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Related Words for piragua

kayak, outrigger, dugout, coracle, pirogue, piragua

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another word for pirogue

Word Origin for piragua

C17: via Spanish from Carib: dugout canoe
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