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noun, plural ker·os.
  1. a wooden container, as a beaker, made by the Incas.
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Origin of kero

From the Quechua word qeru
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Examples from the Web for kero

Historical Examples

  • The axe smote the oak of Tara, the cruel hatchet the tree of Kero.

    The Chautauquan, Vol. III, March 1883

    The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle

British Dictionary definitions for kero


  1. Australian and NZ short for kerosene
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