pericon

noun

pe·​ri·​con
¦perə¦kȯn
plural pericones
-kō(ˌ)nās
: a group circle dance of the Uruguayan and Argentine pampas with shouting and rugged movements expressive of the gaucho

Word History

Etymology

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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“Pericon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pericon. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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