[ pi-rohg, pee-rohg ]
/ pɪˈroʊg, ˈpi roʊg /


a native boat, especially an American dugout.


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Origin of pirogue

1655–65; < French < Spanish piragua piragua
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British Dictionary definitions for pirogue



/ (pɪˈrəʊɡ) /


any of various kinds of dugout canoes

Word Origin for pirogue

C17: via French from Spanish piragua
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