from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A canoe made by hollowing out a tree trunk; a dugout.
- n. A flatbottom sailing boat with two masts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Puerto Rican frozen dessert, shaped like a pyramid, made of shaved ice and covered with fruit flavored syrup.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See pirogue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as periagua.
Women in a salon swap gossip and a man pushing a "piragua" cart sells icy treats to cut the heat.
Visible in the street murals of the Lower East Side, in the piragua ices sold from wagons in El Barrio, in the boldness of our artistic expressions, these colors are esteemed by people who themselves form a human rainbow mosaic.
I never tasted those flavors as far as Mamey goes … the only thing that I could think of is the “crema” flavor served by the piragua guys around the Bronx … anyone wanna agree? lol
They paid no heed to my appeal save to give a mighty shove to our canoe that sent it out toward midstream; then, seizing their paddles, with swift strokes they sent their own piragua speeding up the river.
And I fled in a piragua, sore wounded, from the fight.
He was once captured by the Spaniards, and taken to Havana, but escaped with a few other prisoners in a canoe, seized a piragua, and with this captured a sloop employed in the turtle trade, and by gradually taking larger and larger prizes, Lewis soon found himself master of a fine ship and a crew of more than fifty men.
When I came there it was to behold him paddling away in a long piragua.
And I fled in a piragua sore wounded from the fight.
His wife fell sick; as soon as he saw her at the point of death he fled, embarked in a piragua on the _Mississippi, _ and came to New
American words, now as much in use among the Creoles, as the Arabic words naturalized in the Spanish, do not belong to the Haitian tongue; for example, caiman, piragua, papaja (Carica), aguacate (Persea), tarabita, paramo.
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