pi·​ra·​gua | \ pə-ˈrä-gwə How to pronounce piragua (audio) , -ˈra- How to pronounce piragua (audio) \

Definition of piragua

2 : a 2-masted flat-bottomed boat

Examples of piragua in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The guest list read like a who’s who in the culinary and creative worlds: Martha Stewart, Tom Sachs, and Christina Tosi were just some of the tastemakers dining on ricotta gnocchi, roast chicken, and piragua. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Martha Stewart, Tom Sachs, and More Tastemakers Attend Sweetgreen’s Dreamy Dream Dinner," 25 July 2018

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First Known Use of piragua

circa 1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Piragua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piragua. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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