gyassa

noun
gy·​as·​sa | \ gīˈasə \
plural -s

Definition of gyassa

: a flat-bottomed lateen-rigged seagoing barge used in the local coasting trade of the Gulf of Suez, the Red sea, and the eastern Mediterranean especially for transporting cargoes of coal or rice

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History and Etymology for gyassa

Arabic qay(y)āsah

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“Gyassa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gyassa. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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