Pronunciation: (vär'u; Sp. bä'rä; Port. vä'ru), [key]
—pl. va•rasPronunciation: (vär'uz; Sp. bä'räs; Port. vä'rush). [key]
1. a unit of length in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, varying from about 32 in. (81 cm) to about 43 in. (109 cm).
2. the square vara, used as a unit of area.
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