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noun (1)

plural -s
: a large Central American manbarklak (Eschweilera jarana) with hard heavy durable wood used chiefly for heavy construction
: the salmon pink to reddish brown variegated wood of the jarana


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noun (2)

plural -s
: a couple dance of Yucatan that is performed with waltz and zapateado steps
: a stringed instrument of Mexico resembling a ukulele

Word History


Noun (1)

American Spanish

Noun (2)

American Spanish, from Spanish, fun, merrymaking, trick, deceit, alteration of harana, arana trick, deceit

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“Jarana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jarana. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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