cascaron

noun

cas·​ca·​ron
ˌkaskəˈrōn
plural cascarones
-ōnēz
Southwest
: an eggshell filled with confetti and thrown by revelers and dancers at balls or carnivals

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish cascarón, from Spanish, eggshell, augmentative of cáscara bark

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“Cascaron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cascaron. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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