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or 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.

[Tahitian pāreu.]


(Clothing & Fashion) a rectangle of fabric worn by Polynesians as a skirt or loincloth
[from Tahitian]


(ˈpɑr eɪˌu)

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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Tenders are invited for Suply of materials and equipment in gram panchayat pareu ,panchayat samiti gida (barmer)
Father-of-three Jonathan Pareu Pera Takatatia Wilson, known to friends and fans of his club Swinton Lions as Dana, was found slumped at the wheel in the wreckage.
Pero aprovecho la ocasion para traer una palabra parecida al barbarismo encontrado; es pareo, un vocablo nuevo procedente del ingles pareu, y este, a su vez, del tahitiano.
Ultimo tempu nan ta yega par-par, esta na papiamentu i ingles pareu.
Rebecca would lie in the sun wearing her Hawaiian pareu while Leon taught me how to swim.
It was not terror in his voice but laughter, and then, masked with a pareu against the tear gas, he plunged into the mob of smashers and burners, rock-throwers and looters and barricade builders.
Polynesian floral motifs were first used as borders for the pareu, a wraparound garment fastened with a casual knot (think of Gauguin's Tahitian females).
His creation was a stunning women's sarong-a garment that Zane calls by its Tahitian name, the pareu.
85 to Pareu via Sawau Padam Singh,Heere Ki Dhani, Khokhsar West, Khokhsar KM 0/0 TO 15/0
As Calvin was long dead, it fell to David Pareus to answer Hunnius's charges, which he did in a treatise published in 1595.
A third is round in her engagement of the debate between Aegidius Hunnius and David Pareus as to whether Calvin's OT exegesis is guilty of "Judaizing" (Hunnius's claim).
The earliest English example is that of a woodcut which appeared in the Mirror of the World printed by Caxton in 1481, and again in Caxton's third edition of Cato Pareus et Magnus which appeared in 1483.