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A light, collared, usually short-sleeved shirt having buttons and pleats down the front and often large pockets, and typically worn outside the pants.

[American Spanish, perhaps from Spanish guayaba, guava (from the fact that the pockets are suitable for holding guavas); see guava, or alteration of (camisa) yayabera, (shirt) in the Yayabo River style (after the Yayabo River in central Cuba).]


(Clothing & Fashion) an embroidered men's shirt worn in Latin America and the West Indies


(ˌgwaɪ əˈbɛr ə)

n., pl. -be•ras.
a sport shirt or lightweight jacket, often with several large pockets, modeled upon a smocklike shirt orig. worn in Cuba.
[1945–50; < American Spanish]
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Cienfuegos also hosts the Museum of the Guayabera Shirt, with a collection that includes some donated by personalities, such as Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez, Nobel Literature Prize Guatemalan writer Miguel Angel Asturias, among others.
Having gone through the traditional formalities of a meeting with the prime minister, Dean Barrow, and the Governor-General, Sir Colville Young, after landing in the former British Honduras, the Prince swapped his suit for a baggy Belizean Guayabera shirt and made his first official speech as the flag-bearer of the Queen of Belize, as she is correctly known here.
You have made your mark on this court and in history, and not just as the first Cuban-American justice," said Pariente, pulling her judge's robes off her shoulders to reveal the guayabera shirt Cantero gave her, and the other justices, at his investiture ceremony in October 2002.
Featuring a balding white hair line and bushy mustache, he wears classic, wire rim vintage glasses, a traditional yellow guayabera shirt and blue trousers.
By the day of the funeral, he was so stiff it was a royal pain to get a guayabera shirt on him.
Seated and cool despite the summer day's heat and humidity, Rabassa begins by musing about the nature of the pale guayabera shirt he is wearing.
These J-Vs include a guayabera shirt factory in Namibia, a Coppelia ice-cream plant in Malaysia, a "Bodeguita del Medio" restaurant in Dubai and stakes in two hotels at the Mexican beach resorts of Cozumel and Cancun.
Wearing a black guayabera shirt, Ztinzun on Friday expertly and pleasantly juggled seven full tables and customers at the bar.
It's going to be tough going," said Barrow, who swapped his campaign trail baseball cap and sunglasses for a starched blue tropical Guayabera shirt with gold cufflinks.
The guayabera shirt has become one of most visible symbols of the Hispanic culture and tradition in Miami, and we know that the shirts featuring the city seal will be very well received.
The announcement was accompanied by a picture of Wright in a classic Cuban guayabera shirt, arm in arm and sharing cigars with a likewise attired Ramon Castro Ruz, Fidel Castro's older brother.