n. & adj.
1 a native or national of Peru.
2 a person of Peruvian descent.
—adj. of or relating to Peru.
Phrases and idioms:
Peruvian bark the bark of the cinchona tree.
Etymology: mod.L Peruvia Peru

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Peruvian — Pe*ru vi*an, a. [Cf. F. p[ e]ruvien, Sp. peruviano.] Of or pertaining to Peru, in South America. n. A native or an inhabitant of Peru. [1913 Webster] {Peruvian balsam}. See {Balsam of Peru}, under {Balsam}. {Peruvian bark}, the bitter bark of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peruvian — PERUVIÁN, Ă, peruvieni, e, s.m. şi f., adj. Peruan. [pr.: vi an] – Din fr. péruvien. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 13.03.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  PERUVIÁN s., adj. (rar) peruan. Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  …   Dicționar Român

  • Peruvian — balsam used by chocolate makers, doctors, and perfumers; Peruvian bark (cinchona) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Peruvian — may refer to:* A person or attribute of Peru, a South American country. * Demographics of Peru, about the residents or nationals of Peru. See also * *Peru (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Peruvian — [pə ro͞o′vē ən] adj. of Peru or its people or culture n. a person born or living in Peru * * * See Peru. * * * …   Universalium

  • Peruvian — [pə ro͞o′vē ən] adj. of Peru or its people or culture n. a person born or living in Peru …   English World dictionary

  • Peruvian — [[t]pəru͟ːviən[/t]] ♦♦♦ Peruvians ADJ Peruvian means belonging or related to Peru, or to its people or culture. ...the high, fertile valleys of the Peruvian Andes. N COUNT A Peruvian is someone who is Peruvian. The disease has killed thousands of …   English dictionary

  • Peruvian — I UK [pəˈruːvɪən] / US [pəˈruvɪən] noun [countable] Word forms Peruvian : singular Peruvian plural Peruvians someone from Peru II UK [pəˈruːvɪən] / US [pəˈruvɪən] adjective 1) someone who is Peruvian is from Peru 2) relating to Peru or its… …   English dictionary

  • Peruvian — 1. noun A person from Peru or of Peruvian descent. 2. adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Peru or the Peruvian people …   Wiktionary

  • Peruvian — Pe|ru|vi|an1 [ pə ruviən ] noun count someone from Peru Peruvian Pe|ru|vi|an 2 [ pə ruviən ] adjective 1. ) someone who is Peruvian is from Peru 2. ) relating to Peru or its culture …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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