noun, plural va·ras [vahr-uh z; Spanish bah-rahs; Portuguese vah-ruh sh] /ˈvɑr əz; Spanish ˈbɑ rɑs; Portuguese ˈvɑ rəʃ/.
Origin of vara
Examples from the Web for varas
Pieces of thin, fine silk, which contain about twenty varas, arc worth three and one-half and four taes.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898|Emma Helen Blair
North of the broad street paralleling the Mission Camino lots were sixteen and a half varas wide and fifty varas deep.Port O' Gold|Louis John Stellman
From one point to the other the depth of the water is four varas, becoming shallower to two, when one sails close to the shore.
These poles were measured and found to be about 13 varas long (roughly 35 ft.).
Then Driscoll invested in a number of varas of calico print.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle