Definition of ferreiro
: a Brazilian tree frog (Hyla faber) that produces notes resembling measured beating on a copper plate
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Origin and Etymology of ferreiro
Portuguese, literally, blacksmith, from Latin ferrarius, from ferrum iron + -arius -ary — more at farrier
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