cabasa

noun
ca·​ba·​sa | \ kəˈbäsə \
plural -s

Definition of cabasa

: 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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First Known Use of cabasa

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cabasa

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

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“Cabasa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabasa. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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