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cheroot

[shuh-root] /ʃəˈrut/
noun
1.
a cigar having open, untapered ends.
Also, sheroot.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Tamil curuṭṭu roll (of tobacco)
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British Dictionary definitions for she-root

cheroot

/ʃəˈruːt/
noun
1.
a cigar with both ends cut off squarely
Word Origin
C17: from Tamil curuttu curl, roll
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Word Origin and History for she-root

cheroot

n.

late 17c., probably from Portuguese charuto "cigar," from Tamil curuttu "roll" (of tobacco), from curul "to roll." Originally a cigar from southern India; later a cigar of a certain shape.

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