Related to guiro: Percussion instruments
n. pl. gui·ros
A Latin American percussion instrument made of a hollow gourd with a grooved or serrated surface, played by scraping with a stick or rod.
[American Spanish güiro, from Taíno.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
n, pl -ros
(Instruments) a Latin American percussion instrument made from a hollow gourd that produces a rasping sound when rubbed
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
gui•ro(ˈgwɪər oʊ, ˈgɪər oʊ)
n., pl. -ros.
a South American musical instrument consisting of a hollow gourd with a serrated surface that is scraped with a stick.
[1895–1900; < American Spanish]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.