farol

noun
fa·​rol | \ fəˈrōl, -rȯl \
plural farols\ -​lz \ or faroles\ -​ˌlās \

Definition of farol

: a pase in bullfighting in which the matador swirls the cape back over his head, drawing the bull closely around

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History and Etymology for farol

Spanish, literally, lantern, probably modification of Catalan faró, from Greek pharos lighthouse

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“Farol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farol. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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