A Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of a hollow-gourd rattle containing pebbles or beans and often played in pairs.
A percussion instrument, played usually in pairs, consisting of a dried gourd or a gourd-shaped rattle with dried seeds or loose pebbles in it, that is shaken.
(slang, in the plural) Breasts.
Origin of maraca
- Portuguese maracá probably from Tupí
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Portuguese, derived from Old Tupi maráka or Guaraní mbaraka.