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n. pl. pi·ca·ras (-räz′, -räs′)
1. A woman who is a rogue or adventurer.
2. The main character in a picaresque novel when that character is a woman or girl.
[Spanish pícara, feminine of pícaro, rogue; see picaro.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literature the main female character in a picaresque novel
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pic•a•ra(ˈpɪk ər ə, ˈpi kər ə)
n., pl. -ras.
a woman who is a rogue or vagabond.
[1925–30; < Sp pícara, feminine of pícaro picaro]
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