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Pinocchio

[ pi-noh-kee-oh ]
/ pɪˈnoʊ kiˌoʊ /
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noun
the hero of Carlo Collodi's children's story, The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883), a wooden puppet who comes to life as a boy and whose nose grows longer whenever he tells a lie.
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Origin of Pinocchio

<Italian: literally, pine seed, pine cone, equivalent to pin(o) pine1 + -occhio<Vulgar Latin *-uc(u)lu(m), Latin -i-culum;see -i-, -cule1
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