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[sir-ee-oh] /ˈsɪr iˌoʊ/
noun, plural cirios.
Origin of cirio
< Mexican Spanish; Spanish: wax candle < Latin cēreus, noun use of cēreus made of wax, equivalent to cēr(a) wax + -eus -eous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then he hurried out to the balcony just as the two youngest cried in the midst of wild bursts of laughter, "cirio, cirio Pascual!"

    Dona Perfecta B. Perez Galdos
  • Dejmosle que pase, y cuando vaya por la esquina, yo gritar: cirio, cirio20Pascual!

    Doa Perfecta Benito Prez Galds

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