pirogue

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English[edit]

pirogues (1), Madagascar

Etymology[edit]

From French pirogue, in turn from Spanish piragua, from Galibi Carib piraua. Doublet of periagua.

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Noun[edit]

pirogue (plural pirogues)

  1. A canoe of shallow draft, made by hollowing a log.
    Synonym: periagua
  2. A small flat-bottom boat of shallow draft.
  3. (cajun cooking) A boat-shaped food that is stuffed with seafood.
    • 1996, Rick Perlmutter, ‎Gayle Perlmutter, Walt Disney World for Lovers, page 240:
      There are even more elaborately prepared Cajun specialties, such as Bayou Bouillabaisse and pirogue of pasta and seafood.
    • 1999, Fodor's 2000 USA, page 484:
      The eggplant pirogue, a regional specialty, is especially good here.
    • 2005 August, “Restaurants”, in Indianapolis Monthly, page 300:
      Diners love the pirogue bread with crawfish tails, the barbecue shrimp with fiery tasso and the banana bread pudding.
    • 2019, Marlys Beider, Continuum, page 257:
      She had ordered eggplant pirogue — a hollowed out eggplant, breaded, fried, and stuffed with shrimp, crawfish, and crab.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish piragua.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pi.ʁɔɡ/
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Noun[edit]

pirogue f (plural pirogues)

  1. pirogue
    • 1797, La Pérouse, Voyage:
      Les pirogues étaient à balancier; chacune avait de trois à cinq hommes; les moyennes pouvaient avoir vingt-quatre pieds de longueur, un pied seulement de largeur, et à peu près autant de profondeur.
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    • 1977, Jacques Brel (lyrics and music), “Les Marquises”:
      Les pirogues s'en vont, les pirogues s'en viennent / Et mes souvenirs deviennent ce que les vieux en font
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  2. (by extension) any canoe
    Synonyms: barque, canoë, canot
    • 1880, Victor Hugo, Âne:
      Les baleiniers, armant leurs pirogues de pêche, / Sont moins prompts à lancer leur barque au flot mouvant [] / Qu'un pédant n'est rapide à défaire un esprit.
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Descendants[edit]

  • English: pirogue
  • Greek: πιρόγα (piróga)

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