Ocarina



[ok-uh-ree-nuh] /ˌɒk əˈri nə/

noun
1.
a simple musical wind instrument shaped somewhat like an elongated egg with a mouthpiece and finger holes.
/ˌɒkəˈriːnə/
noun
1.
an egg-shaped wind instrument with a protruding mouthpiece and six to eight finger holes, producing an almost pure tone Also called (US informal) sweet potato
n.

1877, from Italian ocarina, diminutive of oca “goose” (so called for its shape), from Vulgar Latin *auca, from Latin avicula “small bird,” diminutive of avis “bird” (see aviary).

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