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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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This person that I have created on canvas, I have based out of our culture, the Cuban culture, we have meshed all over the American culture, our clothing, the guayabera, in coffee, the espresso, all began Cuban--then we became integrated into American culture.
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