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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Noria \No"ri*a\ (n[=o]"r[i^]*[.a]), n. [Sp., from Ar.
A large water wheel, turned by the action of a stream against
its floats, and carrying at its circumference buckets, by
which water is raised and discharged into a trough; used in
Arabia, China, and elsewhere for irrigating land; a Persian
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a water wheel with buckets attached to the rim; used to
raise water for transfer to an irrigation channel
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