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PONCHO (a South American Spanish word...

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 60 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PONCHO (a South American Spanish word, adopted from the Araucanian poncho or pontho in the 17th century), a form of cloak worn originally by the South American Indians, and afterwards adopted by the Spaniards living in South America. It is merely a long strip of cloth, doubled, with a hole for the head.
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