Definition of piragua in English:

piragua

noun

  • another term for pirogue
    • ‘Zarco's family ranged the Rio Chico basin, where his father taught him to fashion the dugout piragua (canoe), and to manage it on jungle rivers.’
    • ‘Slaves convicted of having plotted the taking away of a piragua, or other vessel, and taken in the attempt, shall suffer the same punishment as if they succeeded in their attempt.’

Origin

Spanish from Carib, literally ‘dugout’.

Pronunciation

piragua

/pɪˈraɡwə/