huehuetl

noun
hue·​huetl | \ (ˈ)wā¦(h)wātᵊl \
plural -s

Definition of huehuetl

: an ancient vertically cylindrical Mexican Indian drum usually hollowed from a tree trunk and fitted with a skin head

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History and Etymology for huehuetl

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl

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“Huehuetl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huehuetl. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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