zufolo

noun

zu·​fo·​lo
variants or zuffolo
ˈtsüfəˌlō
plural zufoli or zuffoli
-lē
: a little flute or flageolet
especially : one used to teach birds

Word History

Etymology

Italian, from Old Italian, whistle, whistling, hiss, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin sufilus, sifilus, from Latin sibilus; akin to Latin sibilare to hiss, whistle

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“Zufolo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zufolo. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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