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guerilla

[guh-ril-uh] /gəˈrɪl ə/
noun, adjective
1.
Related forms
guerillaism, noun
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guerrilla

/ɡəˈrɪlə/
noun
1.
  1. a member of an irregular usually politically motivated armed force that combats stronger regular forces, such as the army or police
  2. (as modifier): guerrilla warfare
2.
a form of vegetative spread in which the advance is from several individual rhizomes or stolons growing rapidly away from the centre, as in some clovers Compare phalanx
Derived Forms
guerrillaism, guerillaism, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish, diminutive of guerrawar
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n.

variant of guerrilla (q.v.); cf. French guérilla.

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