montero

[ mon-tair-oh; Spanish mawn-te-raw ]
/ mɒnˈtɛər oʊ; Spanish mɔnˈtɛ rɔ /
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noun, plural mon·te·ros [mon-tair-ohz; Spanish mawn-te-raws] /mɒnˈtɛər oʊz; Spanish mɔnˈtɛ rɔs/.

a Spanish hunter's cap, round in shape and having an earflap.

Nearby words

  1. monterey bay,
  2. monterey cypress,
  3. monterey jack,
  4. monterey park,
  5. monterey pine,
  6. monterosso al mare,
  7. monterrey,
  8. montería,
  9. montes,
  10. montes apenninus

Origin of montero

1615–25; < Spanish, special use of montero huntsman, literally, mountaineer, equivalent to monte mount2 + -ero < Latin -ārius -ary

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montero

/ (mɒnˈtɛərəʊ, Spanish monˈtero) /

noun plural -ros (-rəʊz, Spanish -ros)

a round cap with a flap at the back worn by hunters, esp in Spain in the 17th and 18th centuries

Word Origin for montero

C17: from Spanish, literally: mountaineer

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