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pa·re·uor pa·re·o (pä′rā-o͞o′)
A garment consisting of a rectangular piece of printed cloth worn especially in Polynesia as a wraparound skirt or dress.
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(Clothing & Fashion) a rectangle of fabric worn by Polynesians as a skirt or loincloth
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n., pl. -re•us.
2. Also, pareo. a length of usu. brightly colored cloth worn by women as a cover-up, skirt, dress, or the like.
[1855–60; < Tahitian]
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