jarabe

noun
ja·​ra·​be | \ həˈrä(ˌ)bā \
plural -s

Definition of jarabe

: any of several provincial Mexican couple dances (as the hat dance) that have the zapateado as their basic step

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History and Etymology for jarabe

American Spanish, from Spanish, syrup, from Arabic sharāb

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“Jarabe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jarabe. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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