pericon

noun pe·ri·con \ ¦perə¦kȯn \

Definition of pericon

plural pericones \-kō(ˌ)nās\
: a group circle dance of the Uruguayan and Argentine pampas with shouting and rugged movements expressive of the gaucho

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Origin and Etymology of pericon

American Spanish, probably from Spanish, large fan, augmentative of perico parrakeet, large fan, diminutive of the name Pero, alteration of Pedro (Peter)


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