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 (gwē′rō, gwîr′ō)
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.]
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n, pl -ros
(Instruments) a Latin American percussion instrument made from a hollow gourd that produces a rasping sound when rubbed
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(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]
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