zufolo

noun
zu·​fo·​lo
variants: or zuffolo \ ˈtsüfəˌlō \
plural zufoli or zuffoli\ -​lē \

Definition of zufolo

: a little flute or flageolet especially : one used to teach birds

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History and Etymology for zufolo

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zufolo. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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