- Orlando di [dee] /di/, Orlandus Lassus, 1532–94, Flemish composer.
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- a long rope or thong with a running noose at one end, used (esp in America) for roping horses, cattle, etc; lariat
- (tr) to catch with or as if with a lasso
Word Origin for lasso
C19: from Spanish lazo, ultimately from Latin laqueus noose
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1807 (v.); 1808 (n.), American English, from Spanish lazo, from Latin laqueum (nominative laqueus) "noose, snare" (see lace (n.)).
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