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Definitions for Peruvian
pəˈru vi ənPe·ru·vian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Peruvianadjective

    a native or inhabitant of Peru

  2. Peruvianadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Peru or its people

    "Peruvian artifacts"


  1. Peruviannoun

    A person from Peru or of Peruvian descent.

  2. Peruvianadjective

    Of, from, or pertaining to Peru or the Peruvian people.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peruvianadjective

    of or pertaining to Peru, in South America

  2. Peruviannoun

    a native or an inhabitant of Peru

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. pruvien, Sp. peruviano.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peruvian

    per-ōō′vi-an, adj. pertaining to Peru in South America.—n. a native of Peru.—Peruvian balsam, a fragrant bitterish liquid yielded by a South American tree, used for asthma and in making soaps; Peruvian bark, cinchona (q.v.).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peruvian in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peruvian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Peruvian in a Sentence

  1. Sean Sherman:

    In Manhattan, you can go out for anything. If you want Peruvian food, if you want northern Japanese food, you can pick it, but you can't get the food of where you actually are, we felt it was really super necessary and important to showcase that there is a true food of North America and that there is Indigenous culinary history here, and it doesn't start with European history, but it starts with Indigenous histories.

  2. Che Guevara, when asked his nationality:

    I am Cuban, Argentine, Bolivian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian, etc... You understand.

  3. Segundo Julca:

    The Colombian military carries out a lot of patrols. The Peruvian side offers more security. They can grow coca easier.

  4. Kelly Knudson:

    The nitrogen isotope is really good at reflecting seafood consumption, which is interesting to us, because these people were living on the Peruvian coast and had access to one of the richest fisheries in the world. But we didn't know how much of that they were using.

  5. Paolo Gabrielli:

    Our Peruvian record provides the first clear evidence of a large-scale pre-industrial signal of anthropogenic [human-caused] origin in the atmosphere of the Southern Hemisphere.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. ectomorphic
    • B. incumbent
    • C. occlusive
    • D. butch

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