Pronunciation: (kä"nu-rēz', -rēs', kan"u-), [key]
—adj., n., pl. -rese.
of or pertaining to Kanara, a part of the Maharashtra province in W India.
1. one of a Dravidian people living mainly in the state of Karnataka, in southwest India.
2. Kannada. Also,Canarese.
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