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[mon-tair-oh; Spanish mawn-te-raw] /mɒnˈtɛər oʊ; Spanish mɔnˈtɛ rɔ/
noun, plural monteros
[mon-tair-ohz; Spanish mawn-te-raws] /mɒnˈtɛər oʊz; Spanish mɔnˈtɛ rɔs/ (Show IPA)
a Spanish hunter's cap, round in shape and having an earflap.
Origin of montero
1615-25; < Spanish, special use of montero huntsman, literally, mountaineer, equivalent to monte mount2 + -ero < Latin -ārius -ary Unabridged
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/mɒnˈtɛərəʊ; Spanish monˈtero/
noun (pl) -ros (-rəʊz; Spanish) (-ros)
a round cap with a flap at the back worn by hunters, esp in Spain in the 17th and 18th centuries
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, literally: mountaineer
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