pe·​ri·​con | \ ¦perə¦kȯn \
plural pericones\ -​kō(ˌ)nās \

Definition of pericon

: a group circle dance of the Uruguayan and Argentine pampas with shouting and rugged movements expressive of the gaucho

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History and Etymology for 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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“Pericon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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