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1. A Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin-American unit of linear measure varying from about 81 to 109 centimeters (32 to 43 inches).
2. A square vara.

[Spanish and Portuguese, rod, both from Latin vāra, forked pole, from vārus, bent.]


(Units) a unit of length used in Spain, Portugal, and South America and having different values in different localities, usually between 32 and 43 inches (about 80 to 108 centimetres)
[C17: via Spanish from Latin: wooden trestle, from vārus crooked]


(ˈvɑr ə)

n., pl. -ras.
a unit of length in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, varying from about 32 inches (81 cm) to about 43 inches (109 cm).
[1595–1605; < Sp]
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Noun1.vara - a Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
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