clavicytherium

noun clavi·cy·the·ri·um \ˌklavəˌsīˈthirēəm\

Definition of clavicytherium

plural

clavicytheria

\-rēə\
  1. :  an early upright spinet

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Origin and Etymology of clavicytherium

New Latin, from clavi- 1clavi- + -cytherium, -citerium (from Latin cithara) — more at zither


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