marinera

noun ma·ri·ne·ra \ˌmärəˈnerə\

Definition of marinera

plural

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  1. :  a Peruvian couple dance with courtship mime and kerchief play

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Origin and Etymology of marinera

American Spanish, from Spanish, feminine of marinero of the sea, marine, from marino of the sea, marine, from Latin marinus; from a wish to do honor to the Peruvian navy during a war with Chile in 1879–83


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