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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.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a rectangle of fabric worn by Polynesians as a skirt or loincloth
[from Tahitian]
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(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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A breeze moves her grey hair and floral pareu as we chat about her childhood memories of collecting firewood, washing laundry in the river, and harvesting coconuts and coffee in the mountains.
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Ultimo tempu nan ta yega par-par, esta na papiamentu i ingles pareu. Algun poesia ku tabata ya eksisti na papiamentu awo ta presenta na ingles.
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.
In the next century, Bourdelotius, Pareus and Schmid produce bilingual editions in combination with Warschewiczki, but they provide reproductions, more or less, of the edition by Commelinus, and Schmid takes over the comments of Bourdelotius.