ma·​ri·​ne·​ra | \ ˌmärəˈnerə \
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Definition of marinera

: a Peruvian couple dance with courtship mime and kerchief play

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History and Etymology for 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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“Marinera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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