pirogue

[pi-rohg, pee-rohg]

noun

a native boat, especially an American dugout.

Nearby words

  1. pirn,
  2. piro,
  3. pirog,
  4. pirogen,
  5. pirogi,
  6. piroplasm,
  7. piroplasma,
  8. piroplasmosis,
  9. piroshki,
  10. pirouette

Origin of pirogue

1655–65; < French < Spanish piragua piragua

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British Dictionary definitions for pirogue

pirogue

piragua

noun

any of various kinds of dugout canoes

Word Origin for pirogue

C17: via French from Spanish piragua

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Word Origin and History for pirogue

pirogue

n.

1660s, from French pirogue, probably from Galibi (a Carib language) piragua "a dug-out." Cf. Spanish piragua (1530s).

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