Par'a
Par'a Pa*r['a]", n. 1. The southern arm of the Amazon in Brazil; also, a seaport on this arm. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Short for {Par['a] rubber}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Par'a rubber — Par[ a] rubber The caoutchouc obtained from the South American euphorbiaceous tree {Hevea brasiliensis}, hence called the Par[ a] rubber tree, from the Brazilian river and seaport named Par[ a]; also, the similar product of other species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Par'a cress — Par[ a] cress An annual asteraceous herb ({Spilances oleracea}) grown in tropical countries as a pungent salad, and also used medicinally. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Par'a grass — Para grass Pa*ra grass , Par a grass Par[ a] grass (a) (Bot.) A tall rather coarse grass ({Panicum molle} formerly {Panicum barbinode}) grown in the tropics for pasturage, and introduced into the southern United States from Brazilas a valuable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Par'a nut — Para nut Pa*ra nut , Par a nut Par[ a] nut (p[.a]*r[aum] n[u^]t ). (Bot.) The Brazil nut. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Par of exchange — Par Par, n. [L. par, adj., equal. See {Peer} an equal.] [1913 Webster] 1. Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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