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cheroot

or she·root

[ shuh-root ]
/ ʃəˈrut /
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noun

a cigar having open, untapered ends.

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Origin of cheroot

First recorded in 1660–70, cheroot is from the Tamil word curuṭṭu roll (of tobacco)
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British Dictionary definitions for cheroot

cheroot
/ (ʃəˈruːt) /

noun

a cigar with both ends cut off squarely

Word Origin for cheroot

C17: from Tamil curuttu curl, roll
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