chocalho

noun
cho·​ca·​lho | \ shüˈkal(ˌ)yü \
variants: or less commonly chucalho
plural -s

Definition of chocalho

: a Brazilian rattle commonly consisting of a gourd with its dried seeds inside or a metal sphere with pellets and used as a rhythm instrument

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History and Etymology for chocalho

Portuguese, cowbell, rattle, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin cloccaculum, from Medieval Latin clocca bell

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“Chocalho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chocalho. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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