Peruvian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Peruvian of or relating to or characteristic of Peru or its people "Peruvian artifacts"
    • n Peruvian a native or inhabitant of Peru
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The youngest mother on record was a Peruvian girl named Lina Medina. She gave birth to a boy by caesarean section on May 14, 1939 (which happened to be Mother's Day), at the age of five years, seven months and 21 days.
    • a Peruvian Of or pertaining to Peru, in South America.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Peruvian Of or pertaining to Peru, an ancient realm in South America, under the Incas, later a Spanish viceroyalty, and now a republic, extending from Ecuador southward to Chili.
    • n Peruvian A native or an inhabitant of Peru, either
    • n Peruvian one of the native race under the Inca empire, or
    • n Peruvian an inhabitant of Peru after the Spanish conquest. The modern Peruvians are of Spanish, native, or mixed descent.
    • n Peruvian plural A name applied to cob-money (formless lumps of stamped bullion), from the fact that it was struck in Peru, although frequently in other colonies also.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Peruvian per-ōō′vi-an pertaining to Peru in South America
    • n Peruvian a native of Peru
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. péruvien, Sp. peruviano,

Usage

In literature:

So, even now I do not know all that lay behind the terror in that Peruvian valley.
"Where the World is Quiet" by Henry Kuttner
The Peruvian navy had now ceased to exist.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Mosquitoes he dislikes: he denounces also the modern Peruvians.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
Coca was used by the Peruvian Indians in the most ancient times.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
On this occasion the Peruvians prayed for children, happy years and abundance.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
Each one was bound to serve the Peruvian planter to whom he might be assigned for seven or eight years, at fixed wages, generally about 17s.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
Young Grace also profited by his dealings with the Peruvian government, for he was of great assistance to it in its foreign affairs.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
In the Peruvian the main thing to be considered is the length and silkiness of the coat.
"The Raising and Care of Guinea Pigs" by A. C. Smith
Marie galante is a harsh cotton of the Peruvian or Brazilian type.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
He massacred the Peruvians because they were barbarians, and he himself could not read.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
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In poetry:

I ne'er must tinge my lip with Celtic wines;
The pomp of India must I ne'er display;
Nor boast the produce of Peruvian mines;
Nor with Italian sounds deceive the day.
"Elegy IX. He Describes His Disinterestedness to a Friend" by William Shenstone
Her subjects take their orders from her eye,
While she to each their various talks assigns;
And now o'er Nature's ample field they fly,
A field far richer than Peruvian mines.
"To Silvia, moral" by Ann Steele

In news:

Federal authorities in New York on Wednesday said they had seized $31 million in drug trafficking proceeds stashed in US bank accounts by a Peruvian crime family.
Chef Paz offers Peruvian taste of home.
It's a whole New World in Peruvian cuisine .
"Tacu tacu con lomo saltado," a traditional Peruvian dish of beef end beans.
The store at W. Hargett and Salisbury streets offers vintage postcards of downtown Raleigh, games and toys such as Peruvian hand-knit dolls, as well as home decor.
There won't be any baby showers thrown for Joran van der Sloot at Piedras Gordas prison any time soon, as his attorney has confirmed to RadarOnline.com that a Peruvian woman's claim that she is expecting his child is completely false.
Joran Andreas Petrus van der Sloot, center, is escorted by Peruvian police June 4, 2010.
The 28-year-old is currently serving a 28-year sentence for murdering a young Peruvian woman in 2010.
Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot is escorted by police officers outside a Peruvian police station, near the border with Chile in Tacna, Peru, on June 4, 2010.
Farmington run helps Mt Blue senior raise funds for trip to teach Peruvians.
Afro-Peruvians honor heritage with religious fete .
Peruvians celebrated "criolla" folk music Wednesday, a decades-old October 31 tradition that some musicians say is being threatened by the onslaught of Halloween, imported from abroad.
View full size Joran Van der Sloot, top, is escorted by police officers outside a Peruvian police station and wearing a bulletproof vest, near the border with Chile in Tacna, Peru, Friday, June 4, 2010.
Peruvian citrus importers expect strong volumes, product.
Marketers say timing is key to success of Peruvian citrus.
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In science:

Maria Reiche devoted her life to the study of the Nazca Lines, the most famous Peruvian geoglyphs.
Maria Reiche's Line to Archaeoastronomy
The Peruvian writer and poet José María Arguedas imagined “picaflores que llegan hasta el sol para beberle su fuego”, that is, hummingbirds flying toward the sun to drink his fire.
Maria Reiche's Line to Archaeoastronomy
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