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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of a hollow-gourd rattle containing pebbles or beans and often played in pairs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Latin American percussion instrument consisting of a hollow-gourd rattle containing pebbles or beans and often played in pairs, as a rhythm instrument.
  • n. breasts

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow gourd containing pebbles or beans; often played in pairs

Etymologies

Portuguese maracá, probably from Tupi.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Portuguese, derived from Old Tupi maráka or Guaraní mbaraka. (Wiktionary)

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