vara

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noun va·ra \ˈvär-ə\

Definition of vara

  1. :  a Texas unit of length equal to 33.33 inches (84.66 centimeters)

Origin and Etymology of vara

borrowed from American Spanish, from Spanish, “pole,” going back to Latin vāra “any of various branched structures or implements,” noun derivative from feminine of vārus “bent outwards with converging extremities, bow-legged,” of uncertain origin


First Known Use: 1831


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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