from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Popular music of southern Louisiana that combines French dance melodies, elements of Caribbean music, and the blues, played by small groups featuring the guitar, the accordion, and a washboard.
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- n. A form of folk music originating among the Creole people of south-west Louisiana, using accordions and washboards heavily.
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- n. music of southern Louisiana that combines French dance melodies with Caribbean music and blues
From Louisiana French, possibly alteration of Les haricots (sont pas salé), name of a song, pl. of French haricot, bean; see haricot1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Louisiana Creole French zydeco, possibly from a pronunciation of French les haricots "beans" in a dance-tune title. (Wiktionary)