from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Gulf ofParia An inlet of the Caribbean Sea between Trinidad and the northeast coast of Venezuela.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small genus of leaf-beetles of the family Chrysomelidæ of North American and eastern Asiatic distribution. The larva of P. aterrima is the strawberry root-borer of the United States.
- n. [lowercase] A beetle of this genus.
- n. A genus of mollusks.
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I have entered into these minute details concerning the word Paria, because it has recently been supposed that some connection might be traced between this word and the country of the Hindoo caste called the Parias.] 2.
I have entered into these minute details concerning the word Paria, because it has recently been supposed that some connection might be traced between this word and the country of the Hindoo caste called the Parias.)
Back came the party from shore after a few hours to report that the natives appeared very intelligent, that their land was called Paria, that they wore a little gold which came (as usual) from "the west," and that they wore strings of pearls that were gathered a little farther south on the Paria coast.
The latter, and the canyon of the Paria, make the edges of the great mesa called the Paria
At last he arrived at a place which the natives told him was called Paria, and where they also informed him that, to the westward, the country was more populous.
For the firste parte of the firme land, called Paria, and Bocca di
Indies, towardes the province called Paria, which all the Spanishe authors confesse to have bene the firste of the continent that was discovered for the Kinges of Spaine.
The platform sank into the sea in the gulf of Paria, near Trinidad and Tobago.
I myself cherish the wildlands of Utah, like the Dark Canyon Wilderness Area, whose castle-like walls reach toward Glen Canyon, or the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, home to pink and red slot canyons so artfully sculpted it seems like they were carved by hand.
In Paria, Diospyros inconstans, Capparis coccolobifolia, Maytenus sieberiana and Jacquina revoluta are dominant.