Definition of piragua in English:

piragua

noun

  • another term for pirogue
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Spanish from Carib, literally ‘dugout’.

Pronunciation

piragua

/pɪˈraɡwə/