chocalho

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Etymology[edit]

Choca +‎ -alho. Choca from Old Portuguese choca, from Medieval Latin clocca (bell), from Gaulish *clocca, from imitative Proto-Indo-European *klak.

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chocalho m (plural chocalhos)

  1. bell, cowbell (a small bell worn by cows and other animals)
  2. (music) shaker
  3. rattle (baby's toy)
    Synonym: guizo
  4. (zoology) rattle (organ of an animal producing a rattling sound)

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