cabasa

noun ca·ba·sa \kəˈbäsə\

Definition of cabasa

plural

-s

  1. :  a percussion instrument made of a hollow gourd enclosed in a net of threaded beads for use in a Cuban band

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Origin and Etymology of cabasa

American Spanish, from Portuguese cabaça, literally, gourd, from Old Portuguese calabazo; akin to Spanish calabaza gourd, Catalan carbassa


First Known Use: 1948


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