from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ten-stringed mandolin of Andean regions with a sound box traditionally fashioned from the shell of an armadillo or tortoise, now also made of wood.
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- n. A South American stringed instrument, rather like a small guitar, traditionally made from the shell of an armadillo
American Spanish, from charanga, charanga; see charanga.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)