Definition of Piragua

1. n. See Pirogue.

Definition of Piragua

1. Noun. A Puerto Rican frozen dessert, shaped like a pyramid, made of shaved ice and covered with fruit flavored syrup. ¹

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Definition of Piragua

1. a dugout canoe [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piragua

piqueers
piques
piquet
piqueted
piqueting
piquets
piquillo
piquillos
piquing
piqure diabetes
pir
piracetam
piracetams
piracies
piracy
piragua (current term)
piraguas
pirai
pirais
pirameter
pirameters
pirana
piranas
piranha
piranhas
pirarubicin
pirarucu
pirarucus
pirate
pirate articles

Literary usage of Piragua

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1. Letters on South America: Comprising Travels on the Banks of the Paraná and by John Parish Robertson, William Parish Robertson (1843)
"The piragua—Sailing into the confluence of the Rivers Paraguay and ... I came down the river Paraguay in a piragua, a vessel unknown to the English reader. ..."

2. Letters on Paraguay: Comprising an Account of a Four Years' Residence in by John Parish Robertson, William Parish Robertson (1839)
"Vicissitudes—The winding up of our Affairs—Tenacity about Silver—I prepare to leave—Last Interview with Francia— The piragua—We are alarmed, boarded, ..."

3. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"1? gun so a propos, that the discharge knocked down more than half the savages, and if the stern of the piragua had not pitched, not one of them would have ..."

4. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"There were more than twenty killed by this discharge, so that the sea all round our bark became bloody, and the piragua was stove and full of water: they ..."

5. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1827)
"The largest piragua, leaving the eight others, came boldly to reconnoitre us. ... We had pointed the gun to rake the piragua from one end to the other, ..."

6. Historical Memoirs of Louisiana: From the First Settlement of the Colony to by Benjamin Franklin French (1853)
"While we were gathering them there appeared on the great water a large piragua, in which there were two or three bodies standing up, with something hanging ..."

7. Letters on South America: Comprising Travels on the Banks of the Paraná and by John Parish Robertson, William Parish Robertson (1843)
"The piragua—Sailing into the confluence of the Rivers Paraguay and ... I came down the river Paraguay in a piragua, a vessel unknown to the English reader. ..."

8. Letters on Paraguay: Comprising an Account of a Four Years' Residence in by John Parish Robertson, William Parish Robertson (1839)
"Vicissitudes—The winding up of our Affairs—Tenacity about Silver—I prepare to leave—Last Interview with Francia— The piragua—We are alarmed, boarded, ..."

9. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"1? gun so a propos, that the discharge knocked down more than half the savages, and if the stern of the piragua had not pitched, not one of them would have ..."

10. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"There were more than twenty killed by this discharge, so that the sea all round our bark became bloody, and the piragua was stove and full of water: they ..."

11. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1827)
"The largest piragua, leaving the eight others, came boldly to reconnoitre us. ... We had pointed the gun to rake the piragua from one end to the other, ..."

12. Historical Memoirs of Louisiana: From the First Settlement of the Colony to by Benjamin Franklin French (1853)
"While we were gathering them there appeared on the great water a large piragua, in which there were two or three bodies standing up, with something hanging ..."

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