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cirio

[ sir-ee-oh ]
/ ˈsɪr iˌoʊ /
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noun, plural cir·i·os.

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Origin of cirio

<Mexican Spanish; Spanish: wax candle <Latin cēreus, noun use of cēreus made of wax, equivalent to cēr(a) wax + -eus-eous
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  • Then he hurried out to the balcony just as the two youngest cried in the midst of wild bursts of laughter, "Cirio, Cirio Pascual!"

    Dona Perfecta|B. Perez Galdos
  • Dejmosle que pase, y cuando vaya por la esquina, yo gritar: Cirio, Cirio20Pascual!

    Doa Perfecta|Benito Prez Galds
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