guiro

[gweer-oh; Spanish gee-raw]

noun, plural gui·ro.

a South American musical instrument consisting of a hollow gourd with serrated surface that is scraped with a stick.

Nearby words

  1. guinean,
  2. guinevere,
  3. guinness,
  4. guinness, sir alec,
  5. guipure,
  6. guisard,
  7. guisarme,
  8. guiscard,
  9. guise,
  10. guiser

Origin of guiro

1895–1900; < American Spanish güiro, literally, gourd, probably < Taino

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