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guiro

[ gweer-oh; Spanish gee-raw ]
/ ˈgwɪər oʊ; Spanish ˈgi rɔ /
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noun, plural gui·ro.
a South American musical instrument consisting of a hollow gourd with serrated surface that is scraped with a stick.
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Origin of guiro

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Latin American Spanish güiro, literally, “gourd,” probably from Taíno
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