from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hand-held goatskin drum used in traditional Irish music and often played with a stick.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of frame drum used in Celtic music, which was, by tradition, struck with an animal bone to produce its sound, now more usually this is wood.
Irish Gaelic bodhrán, from Middle Irish bodrán, from Old Irish, from bodar, deaf, deafening.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Irish bodhrán, from Irish bodhor ("soft or dull sounding") or Irish bodhar ("deaf") (Wiktionary)