Orejón

noun
Ore·​jón | \ ¦ȯrə¦hōn \
plural Orejón\ " \ or Orejones\ -​ō(ˌ)nās \

Definition of Orejón

1 : any of various North American or South American Indian peoples known to distend the earlobes with metal or wooden disks or ornaments: such as
b : chané
c : a Witotoan people of southern Colombia and eastern Ecuador
d : a Coahuiltec people of Texas
e : any of several peoples of the northwest coast of the U.S.
2 : a member of any of the Orejón peoples

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History and Etymology for Orejón

Spanish, literally, big ear, augmentative of oreja ear, from Latin auricula external ear

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“Orejón.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orej%C3%B3n. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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