from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A musical instrument with a gourd resonator and a single steel wire stretched across a long pole or stick.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A musical instrument, consisting of a gourd (as resonator) and a single wire stretched along a pole, used in Brazil
Portuguese, from Kimbundu mbi-rimbau : mbi-, n. pref. + -rimbau, berimbau.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)