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[puh-rair-uh for 1; Spanish pe-rey-rah for 2] /pəˈrɛər ə for 1; Spanish pɛˈreɪ rɑ for 2/

Irene Rice, 1907–71, U.S. artist.
a city in W Colombia.
/Spanish peˈrɛira/
a town in W central Colombia: cattle trading and coffee processing. Pop: 656 000 (2005 est)


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