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[Pan-Creole; cf. Krio, Jam. shaka, Gul. shaker, Cam. shake-shake, Guy. shakshak, Sra. saká, LA Fr. shasha (Hancock 1969:56, 70); Haitian tchatcha (Gaujean p.c.); cf. Yoruba ʃɛkɛrɛ calabash rattle (Turner 1949:164); Hausa chaki rattle, Arabic shagshag idem DJE; cf. also SHAKE] n. 1. a rattle used as a musical instrument: 1978 Maracas or simply "shakers" (Bethel 35). <Black>

 2. [cf. SHAKER 1 and Dominican Sp. chácaro poinciana pod (M. García p.c.)] the foot-long pod of the poinciana tree, especially when dried and used as a rattle. <Black>

Tags: music, noun

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Last update: 2011-08-17 17:36
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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