Definition of vara
: 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: 1831See Words from the same year
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